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Heatwave alert

Current watch level: Level 3 – Heatwave Action Issued at: 10:07 on Tue 23 Aug 2016 There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 1200 on Tuesday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England. More details about the weather alert are available on the MET Office website.

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Heatwave alert

Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Forecast Issued on Monday, 22 August 2016 at 09:59 There is a 60 % probability of heatwave conditions between 12.00 on Tuesday and 18.00 on Thursday in parts of England. More details about the weather alert are available on the MET Office website

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Heat health watch

Level 3 – Heatwave Action Forecast Issued on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 at 09:54 There is a 90 % probability of heatwave conditions between 1000 on Tuesday and 0900 on Thursday in parts of England. More details about the weather alert are available on the MET Office website

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Heat-health watch alert

Issued at: 09:47 on Wed 1 Jul 2015 There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 0700 on Wednesday and 0900 on Thursday across most of England. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.

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Heat-health watch alert

Issued at: 1234 on Sun 28 Jun 2015 There is an 80 % probability of heatwave conditions between 1200 on Tuesday and 0600 on Thursday in parts of England. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.

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2015 Heatwave Plan for England

Current watch-level: Level 1 Summer preparedness The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England has now taken effect, and the Met Office will be issuing Heatwave Alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015. The Heatwave plan for England remains a central part of the Department of Health’s support to the NHS, social care and local authorities, […]

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2015 Heatwave Plan for England

The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England was published on 20 May 2015, and the Met Office will issue Heatwave Alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015. The Heatwave plan for England remains a central part of the Department of Health’s support to the NHS, social care and local authorities, providing guidance on how to […]

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Met Office issues level 2 heatwave warning

Level 2 warning is valid from 8am on Friday 18 July to 8am Sunday 20 July. The Met Office has today forecast potential heatwave conditions for parts of the South East, London, the East of England, the East Midlands and West Midlands for later this week, as it declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert. This […]

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Heatwave Advice

Following the latest Met Office heat wave alert, NHS England is continuing to remind people to be aware of the health risks of hot weather. Our top tips are: try to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen […]

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Heatwave Plan for England 2013 published

The Heatwave Plan for England 2013 has been published as a joint document between NHS England, Public Health England and other partner agencies. The Plan’s purpose is to enhance resilience in the event of a heatwave and to describe the actions which can be taken to protect and improve health before and during such an […]

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