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WATCH: Will this be the hottest day in Cornwall?


Published by Emma Carton at 8:00am 8th July 2018.

Cornwall could experience its hottest day of the year so far, as the run of sun returns.

A Met Office amber warning for possible heatwave conditions remains in force until Monday.

It is predicting temperatures will hit the high 20s, maybe even 30C, in some parts of the south-west.

That would make it warmer than the forecast for parts of the French Riviera and Portugal.

You can scroll down to see exactly which towns will be warmest and when.

Public Health England has issued advice, saying children, elderly and the sick are most at risk.

Spokesman, Dr Thomas Waite, says drinking plenty of water and staying out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day is key.

"We know that when weather like this hits, many people will head outdoors and make the most of the sunshine – but for others, temperatures like these, over more than a day or 2, can be really uncomfortable and pose a significant risk to health.

"This is because their bodies may struggle to adapt to working harder, as all our bodies do when the weather gets this hot, and they can become ill.

"It’s vitally important that we keep an eye on friends, family and neighbours who may be at risk, and chances are we’ll all know someone if we’re all going to stay well this summer.

"For others, the best thing to do is avoid the sun during the hottest parts of the day, carry water with you when travelling and if going out to large events, and we know lots of people will be watching football this week, think what you can do stay cool. It’s also worth remembering to think about keeping homes cool as this can aid sleeping at night and give the body time to recover from the heat of the day".

Where will be hottest in Cornwall and when?

The Met Office has a handy online tool for checking the top temperatures. Scroll down to use that or read the round-up for Cornwall below.

Bude: Highs of 23 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Launceston: Highs of 26 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Saltash: Highs of 26 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Liskeard: Highs of 26 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Bodmin: Highs of 25 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

St Austell: Highs of 27 degrees by 2pm on Sunday

Newquay: Highs of 21 by lunchtime on Sunday

Truro: Highs of 25 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Falmouth: Highs of 25 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

Redruth: Highs of 21 degrees by lunchtime on Sunday

Hayle: Highs of 22 degrees by lunchtime on Sunday

St Ives: Highs of 21 by 2pm on Sunday

Penzance: Highs of 24 degrees by 1pm on Sunday

This information was correct as of 8am on Sunday but you can check the latest forecast for where you live here.

How can I keep cool?

  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • Take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling

What about the rest of July?

The Met Office says the rest of July could be a scorcher, with a few patches of unsettled weather.

You can read more here or watch the 10 Day Trend...

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