Due to the extreme high temperatures over the past couple of days, The Met Office has alerted Monday 18th of July 2022 and Tuesday 19th of July 2022 on high weather warnings.

 

With majority of the of the UK is under an Amber Extreme Heat weather warning. However, Manchester, London and surrounding areas are under a Red Extreme Heat weather warning.

As the extreme weather conditions can lead to a widespread impact on people and infrastructure, they have stated what we should expect due to this.

Population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.

Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required.

High risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment, potentially leading to localised loss of power and other essential services, such as water or mobile phone services.

Significantly more people visiting coastal areas, lakes, and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents.

Delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays.

 

Exceptional, perhaps record-breaking, temperatures are seen on Monday, then again on Tuesday. Nights are also likely to be exceptionally warm for the UK, especially in urban areas. Temperatures are expected to drop away from Wednesday onwards.

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