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Hot weather warning issued for Preston and Lancashire

Posted on - 26th June, 2018 - 4:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Avenham and Miller Park in the sunshine Pic: Praised Done
Avenham and Miller Park in the sunshine Pic: Praised Done

A hot weather warning has been issued by Public Health England and the Met Office as temperatures continue to rise in Preston and Lancashire.

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Preston is currently basking in 30 degree temperatures and the heatwave shows no signs of stopping.

Warm weather and bright sunshine is expected until at least Monday (2 July).

The Met Office has a UV and pollen warning issued for the city.

The hot weather warning is in force until Thursday evening.

Read more: Mini heatwave predicted for Preston

Public Health England is urging those with elderly relatives, young children or those with known heart and lung conditions to take care in the high temperatures.

What health experts say

Dr Thomas Waite said: “We know that when weather like this hits, many people will head outdoors and make the most of the sunshine – but for others, temperatures like these, over more than a day or 2, can be really uncomfortable and pose a significant risk to health.

“This is because their bodies may struggle to adapt to working harder, as all our bodies do when the weather gets this hot, and they can become ill.

“It’s vitally important that we keep an eye on friends, family and neighbours who may be at risk, and chances are we’ll all know someone if we’re all going to stay well this summer.

“For others, the best thing to do is avoid the sun during the hottest parts of the day, carry water with you when travelling and if going out to large events, and we know lots of people will be watching football this week, think what you can do stay cool. It’s also worth remembering to think about keeping homes cool as this can aid sleeping at night and give the body time to recover from the heat of the day.”

Weather forecast

Here’s how the weather shapes up for the next few days and the weekend:

Read more: Five Preston beer gardens to spend a sunny afternoon

Tuesday (26 June)

Evening – A sunny evening, with temperatures at 25 degrees at 8pm. It won’t drop below 14 degrees.

Wednesday (27 June)

Morning – It’s 20 degrees by 9am, Blimey!

Afternoon – By 2pm it’s 26 degrees and you’ll want to be eating al fresco on your lunch break

Evening – Another sunny evening in the city and up to 22 degrees, so not quite as hot as Tuesday, by 8pm.

Thursday (28 June)

Morning – A bit of cloud cover in the morning but the sun has broken through by 10am and temperatures climb again to 24 degrees by lunchtime

Afternoon – 26 degrees by 3pm, another sweltering afternoon.

Evening – Similar temperatures to Tuesday, Thursday night BBQ anyone as it stays to 17 degrees at night.

Friday (29 June)

Morning – The perfect Friday start, 19 degrees by 9am and sunny

Afternoon – 24 degrees at lunchtime, and it’ll be very tempting to knock off work early

Evening – 23 degrees at 6pm, beer garden here we come!

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