Weather warning issued for Northamptonshire

Weather warning issued for Northamptonshire

Weather warning issued for Northamptonshire

There is a chance the high temperatures could even beat the all-time United Kingdom record of 38.5C, the Met Office said, with the hot weather set to continue into August.

After weeks without rain there is a chance of flooding on Friday, with as much as 30mm expected to fall in just an hour.

Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures hit 35C.

This weather warning is also now in place in other parts of the United Kingdom, including East Midlands, East of England, North East England and North West England.

There is a chance the high temperatures could even beat the all-time United Kingdom record of 38.5C, with the hot weather set to continue into August.

Temperature records could be broken later this week as the 2018 heatwave continues.

"For the United Kingdom as a whole, we've only seen about 20% of the rainfall we'd normally expect throughout the whole summer".

NHS Providers - the trade body which represents NHS services - said some hospitals are back to "winter conditions" after reporting record numbers of A&E admissions.

Temperatures on parts of the Tube in London nudged 36C
Image Temperatures on parts of the Tube in London nudged 36C

"We have heard concerns about large numbers of people from care homes requiring treatment".

"There is the potential for thunderstorms to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening and perhaps developing into a larger area of rain", said the Met Office.

A mix of toxic air, extreme highs, emissions from the continent and a lack of cloud cover have caused a "high" air pollution alert to be issued for London.

One nurse was admitted to A&E with dehydration after working three 12-hours shifts in a row during the heatwave.

Mr Burkill also said that temperatures above 34C "can't be ruled out".

Stay out of the sun.

Temperatures were around 21C in parts of East Anglia and London past midnight. The Heat Health Watch Service is created to help healthcare professionals manage through periods of extreme temperature.

This alert acts as an early warning system forewarning of periods of high temperatures, which could potentially affect the health of the public, and this stage requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

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