HEALTH chiefs have issued an urgent warning to Brits across the country of rising temperatures.
The nation is set for a 34C heatwave today as the mini-heatwave is set to bring the UK’s hottest day of the year so far.
Forecasters are predicting baking highs of 34C on what’s being dubbed ‘Fiery Friday’ – and have warned sun-seekers to be aware of the risks.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), together with the Met Office, issued a Level 3 heat health alert in London, East England and the South East.
It confirms the Met Office’s threshold for an alert from Friday is being met in three regions.
The warning follows a Level 2 warning issued on Tuesday, which remains in place for the East Midlands and South West.
Temperatures in these regions are expected to peak today, with warnings remaining in place until midnight on Saturday.
It comes after Britain recorded its hottest day of the year for the second straight day on Thursday, when the mercury shot to a sizzling 29C – and smashed Wednesday’s 27.8C scorcher.
Away from the capital and the south east, temperatures of 27C to 30C are expected in most parts of England and Wales – meaning the country will be hotter than parts of Jamaica and the Maldives.
Dan Rudman, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, said: “Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the week and will be well above average by Friday, when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to exceed 30 degrees C, or even reach 34 in places °C
“This is the first hot spell this year and it is unusual for the temperature to exceed these levels in June.
“Many areas will also experience some warm nights with minimum temperatures expected to be in the high teens or even low 20s overnight.”
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