OPINION - The Leader podcast: Can London cope in the heat?

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Hotter than the Sahara.

The Met Office has given the UK’s first red extreme heat warning and the UK Health Security Agency has issued a level 4 heat-health alert - both running from Monday to Wednesday.

It’s officially ‘too hot’ and our city isn’t exactly made for this weather… but it might be about time we have to start looking at changing that.

Ross Lydall, the Evening Standard’s City Hall Editor & Health Editor, explains both the risks to our health as well as the pressures on our infrastructure.

In part two, we’re joined by Andrew Tucker from Thames Water who addresses concerns over potential water shortages.

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