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The UK Weather Could See The Hottest Day In 100 Years This Week

The UK Weather Could See The Hottest Day In 100 Years This Week

The Met Office has issued a 'heatwave level three action alert' - here's what it means

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

It's no doubt that the last few weeks have been pretty bloody hot - a bin lorry melted into the road, schools were ditching uniforms and a building's roof began to melt away.

In typical British fashion, we were hoping for a little bit of rain - or just some cooler temperatures would be appreciated.

But now it looks like we're stuck with more heat and Mr Sunshine isn't messing this time because the Met Office has issued a 'level three - heatwave action alert' according to the Metro.

The warning read: "There is a 90 percent probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England.

"Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible - shading windows and shutting them during the day may help.

"Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there's anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do."

So I'm reading this as stay inside, close the curtains and don't go to work..oh, and have a drink. Genius work from the Met Office.


The Express reported that the amber heatwave alert is triggered when the Met Office confirms threshold temperatures for one or more regions have been reached for one day and the following night.

It also has to determine that the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90 per cent chance of meeting the threshold temperature.

*Reaches for the factor 50*


Days ago, it was reported that a 'monster heatwave' was on its way from Morocco and was expected to blast UK temperatures into the thirties for another two weeks - at least.

We feel hot and bothered just thinking about it.

With temperatures thought to reach 34C by the end of the week, Britain is facing some of its hottest weather for a century. Impressive.


Public Health England has issued advice for anyone spending time in the sun, urging them to use sun cream and don some protective clothing.

Just what everyone wants to do when faced with a heatwave - wrap up.


Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "It does look likely it will be at least 33C at some point this week, most likely on Wednesday or Thursday, in the south east and east, London, Essex, Kent, east Anglia and into Lincolnshire - and that would make it the hottest day we have had so far.

"The heat and humidity means there is a lot of energy in the air and a high risk of intense thunderstorms. Whether or not it will happen is where the uncertainty is."

Anyone else hoping the weather just makes its bloody mind up?

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