Health warning issued with blast of tropical-like heat on the way

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Heat warnings will be in place for parts of Britain this week with daytime temperatures set to reach 30C (86F) in places. A yellow heat-health alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

It comes into force at 8am on Monday, June 24, and covers England only. Wales has a different service provided by Public Health Wales, which has yet to issue any statements.

The UKHSA warning covers all parts of England other than the northeast. It will remain in place until 5pm on Thursday, June 27. Yellow status indicates high temperatures could pose a risk to those who are more vulnerable.

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According to the Met Office, much of the UK will experience the “finest conditions and highest temperatures so far this year”. Heatwave conditions will cause a short-lived burst of sun after a soggy spring – the eighth wettest ever recorded for Wales, said the forecaster.

In its forecast for Wales, from Tuesday to Thursday (June 25-27), the Met Office said: “Turning more widely warm or very warm and humid with sunny spells and an odd shower possible. A thundery breakdown possible later in the week.” Join the North Wales Live WhatsApp community group where you can get the latest stories delivered straight to your phone

While some areas might reach the Met Office’s heatwave criteria, with warm and muggy nights, the blast of sunshine is likely to be short-lived. There is uncertainty about how long the settled weather will last but the Met Office said it was “very likely that conditions will transition back closer to average” towards the end of the week.

Current forecasts show temperatures dipping by Thursday in Wales, or Friday further east in the country. While some isolated weather stations in England may see temperatures hit 30C, northeast Wales is forecast to peak at 25C, with western parts a couple of degrees cooler. Sign up for the North Wales Live newsletter sent twice daily to your inbox

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