The United Kingdom's Meteorological Office weather forecaster has declared a national emergency, issuing a red “extreme heat” warning for parts of England for Monday and Tuesday next week.
A red ‘extreme heat’ warning was issued for parts of England as temperatures are expected to reach record highs.
The Met Office in a statement on Friday said “Exceptional, perhaps record-breaking, temperatures are likely on Monday, then again on Tuesday.
“Nights are also likely to be exceptionally warm for the UK, especially in urban areas. This is likely to lead to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.”
Earlier this week, the UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office issued a level three heat-health alert for some parts of the country which required social and healthcare services to take extra measures to protect the vulnerable.