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Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8.40am on Wednesday 12 August 2020

There is a 90% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Friday in parts of England.

This alert updates that issued Thursday 6 August. The alert level has increased to level 3 for West Midlands and East Midlands as confidence in hot weather and warm night thresholds is higher for Thursday. The alert level has also increased to level 2 for northwest England and Yorkshire and the Humber because locally some areas could meet thresholds through Thursday. Alert thresholds remain unchanged in all other regions.

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather.

More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.