Health Protection Weather Warning  – Heatwave / High Pressure

High pressure will dominate conditions over the next week leading to fine and dry weather with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will rise into the mid to high-20s Celsius today and over the weekend and locally into the low, isolated mid-30s Celsius on Monday and Tuesday.  It will generally be slightly less hot along the coast. Overnight temperatures will remain fairly high, not falling much below the mid to high-teens Celsius in places.

A Heat-Health Watch Level-3 has been issued indicating a 90% probability of trigger temperatures being met between 0900 Monday 11th July and 0900 on Friday 15th July.  High temperatures can lead to health impacts on the most vulnerable in our society including those with pre-existing medical conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, but can also lead to heatstroke and heat exhaustion even on those who are normally fit and healthy.

A weak cold front is currently expected to move slowly south on Wednesday and Thursday but the timing and position of this front will undoubtedly change in the coming days.  This front may lead to a slight reduction in temperatures for a couple of days before potentially rising again later next week.

There are no weather warnings out for the East of England and the Flood Guidance Statement is Green, however, there is an elevated wildfire risk and high or very high pollen levels.

This message will only be updated over the weekend if a medium or high impact warning is issued but this is not currently expected.  Please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast and warnings either on Hazard Manager, the Met Office App or Met Office website.  If you have any questions about this outlook please feel free to call.  If you require an immediate 24/7 response for urgent enquiries, please ring the duty forecaster on 0330 135 4267.