High heat alert extended till Friday

The Department of Health in the United Kingdom has decided to extend the High Heat Alert issued on Monday for the first time in the country until Friday.

The Health Department said in a statement on Tuesday that the heat alert first issued on Monday in the United Kingdom has been extended until Friday.

“Most of England can be expected to face very hot weather. Particularly in the southwest and parts of the south and the center of the country. High temperatures are expected to persist overnight over these places. There, this period There is little relief during the day”, we can read in this press release.

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a A new weather alert for extreme heat, called an “extreme heat warning”, was implemented last June. by the British Meteorological Agency. For its first activation, it is the orange level, color “amber” in its British version, which was activated.

The alert bulletin initially pertained mainly to Wales, as well as south-west and central England, as of Thursday evening.

This Tuesday, 32.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Heathrow, a few kilometers from London, where the London-Heathrow airport is located. It is the hottest day of 2021 so far for Britain.

Clement Boutin bfmtv reporter

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