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Health warnings issued as Midlands heatwave expected today

With temperatures set to soar, Public Health England has issued a series of warnings to stay safe during the heatwave.

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Heatwave warning issued

The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning from Friday to Sunday.

Meteorologists spot potential for 'Spanish Plume' Credit: DPA

The spell of hot weather could end rather dramatically on Saturday with a 'Spanish Plume' which involves very warm and humid air moving up from the Spanish plateau to the UK.

If this meets cooler air from the Atlantic, the warm air can be forced rapidly upwards to produce thunderstorms.

– Alex Beresford, ITV Weather Presenter

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