Weekend heatwave warning

A warning has been issued by the Met Office over fears that the expected heatwave in London and the south-east of England this weekend will have a significant impact on health.

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Weekend weather warning

A warning has been issued by the Met Office over fears that the expected heatwave will have a significant impact on health.

This weekend is set to bring the hottest day of the year so far, with weather experts predicting temperatures will reach as high as 31C (87.8F) tomorrow.

The mercury will begin to creep up to the high-20s today before spiking at the record tomorrow.

The continued hot spell shows no sign of ending as temperatures settle around the mid-20s well into next week.

A Level 2 Heat Health Alert has been issued by the Met Office for parts of England including London and the south-east.

"Level 2 alerts are triggered as soon as the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days to have a significant effect on health.This will normally happen two to three days before a heatwave is expected to occur. As most deaths occur in the first two days, this is an important stage at which to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave."

– Public Health England spokesperson

Weekend 'could see a heatwave'

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Tomorrow now looks like getting up to 32*C - That's 90*F. There's a 60% chance we could see official #heatwave conditions. @itvlondon

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During 2003 heatwave there were 3000 more deaths than usual. This weekend's hot weather won't last as long but worth checking on vulnerable.