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Heat health alert issued as Cornwall set to bask in sunshine

Heat health alert issued as Cornwall set to bask in sunshine

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:06am 23rd June 2020. (Updated at 10:23am 23rd June 2020)

A heat health alert has been issued by the Met Office as Cornwall is set to be basked in sunshine.

Temperatures in the Duchy are set to reach around 26C over the next few days according to forecasts.

Much of the country will also sizzle with highs of 30C in places, as a period of hot weather hits between Wednesday and Friday.

The Met Office has issued a level two heat health alert, which means be alert and ready.

It is in force from 9am on Wednesday through until 9pm on Friday, with an 80% probability of 'heat-health criteria' being met.

Those who are very young, very old or who have chronic illnesses are most at risk.

"Temperatures are expected to climb significantly this week, with good confidence for a period of hot weather between Wednesday and Friday.

"Temperatures exceeding 30 Celsius are expected quite widely, especially in central, southern and east England, although most coasts will be less hot. Fine, sunny conditions on Wednesday, just the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the far north. Thursday similar, but a greater risk of thunderstorms breaking out in parts of the north and west later. Friday may see a more general risk of thunderstorms across England. A transition back to fresher, more changeable weather currently looks likely over next weekend, although there is uncertainty in the detail at present.

"An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times."

Met Office

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