Amid the intensification of global warming which is causing a spike in global temperatures, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a heat alert for some parts of England citing predictions of warm temperatures up to 30 Degree Celsius (86F) from Friday to Monday.
The alert will be effective from 09:00 BST Friday 9 June to 09:00 Monday 12 June in London, the Midlands, and eastern and southern England.
Authorities advised people to keep checking their friends and family who may be vulnerable to this. According to UKHSA, the health and social care sector could be impacted. The authorities issued a graded yellow alert for the weekend predicting that it will be warmer than Ibiza and Madrid. The high temperatures, according to the alert, could affect the vulnerable including those over-65s and those with an underlying health condition. “In the coming days we are likely to experience our first sustained period of hot weather of the year so far, so it’s important that everyone ensures they keep hydrated and cool while enjoying the sun,” said Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA.—AFP