According to the statement made by the Met Office, temperatures reaching 32-33 degrees are expected from today until Saturday, especially in the south of the country and in London.
The Met Office, which predicts that similar temperatures will occur again after the 32 degrees last measured in June, issued a “red alert” warning.
Announcing that the temperatures will be high in England and Wales at the weekend, the Met Office pointed out that the temperature record of the year, which was last broken on June 10, could be broken this week.
Expressing that the night temperature will exceed 20 degrees, the Met Office noted that the night temperature record will be broken with 21.7 degrees tonight and tomorrow.
Pointing out that the probability of experiencing a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius for 2 days or more in a row will increase due to climate change, Met Office also shared the information that the probability of experiencing temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius for more than 2 days in a year in 2070 will increase 16 times.
“Published a Red Health Alert alert”
The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) has also issued a “Red Health Alert” warning for the elderly and patients, with the possibility of health problems such as heat stroke due to hot weather.
UKHSA urged all citizens to consume water, monitor the elderly and their relatives, and stay indoors as much as possible.
The Met Office also stressed that thunderstorms are expected in the west of the country on Sunday and Monday, and a small amount of precipitation is expected in some areas on Friday and Saturday.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said, “High pressure will cause warmer weather especially for the southern regions compared to this time of the year. While the highest heat of the year is expected in England and Wales, we may see temperatures above seasonal normals in Northern Ireland and Scotland.” .
Justine Shotton, Vice President of the British Veterinary Association, pointed out that the September heat is dangerous for animals, and said that especially pets are susceptible to heat stroke, sunburn, shortness of breath and heart ailments from heat-related diseases.