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Heat health warning is issued for Cornwall

Heat health warning is issued for Cornwall

Published by Emma Cartonat 7:41pm 24th August 2019. (Updated at 7:05am 25th August 2019)

The Met Office has put out a heat health warning for the south-west, including Cornwall.

The Level 2/Yellow Alert means 'alert and readiness' and is issued when there is a 60% chance of heatwave conditions.

The maximum daytime temperatures for the region are forecast to be 30C, with minimums of 15C overnight.

Eastern areas of the UK are now on a Level 3/Amber Alert, meaning there is a 90% chance of heatwave conditions.

North Cornwall was set to see the mercury rise to the highest level on Saturday, with highs of 27C in Bude.

However from Sunday onwards, the warmest weather is likely to be in the east of the region.

Although the alert has been issued until Wednesday, cooler conditions are expected from the west from Monday.

What is a Level 2 Heat Health Warning?

A Level 2/Yellow Alert means alert and readiness.

"Triggered as soon as the risk is 60% or above for threshold temperatures being reached in one or more regions on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night.

"This is an important stage for social and healthcare services who will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave".

Met Office

What is the heat health forecast?

"Very warm across the region over the weekend, most places Saturday and but then increasingly restricted to eastern parts.

"Temperatures are expected to reach heat health criteria in isolated eastern spots.

"Turning fresher in the west Monday".

Met Office

You can check the latest alerts and warning for Cornwall and the UK here.

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