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Amber ‘extreme heat’ warning for Preston and Lancashire extended to Tuesday

Posted on - 13th July, 2022 - 11:25am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
A sunny day in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
A sunny day in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

The Met Office has updated its amber ‘extreme heat’ warning to include Tuesday, 19 July, with Preston expecting its first taste of 30-degree temperatures.

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The news follows an updated amber warning issued yesterday, forecasting temperatures in the high 20s on Sunday and Monday.

The Met Office said a ‘hot spell’ is likely to develop from Sunday, peaking early next week, with ‘exceptionally high temperatures’ possible both by day and night.

Read more: Amber ‘extreme heat’ warning for Preston and Lancashire extended to Monday

The cumulative effects of very warm nights (particularly in urbanised areas) and hot days are likely to bring widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.

Temperatures will probably decline afterwards, with the latest evidence supporting the idea of a trend towards a slightly later onset of high temperatures.

The Met Office said very warm to hot conditions are also probable across the UK.

Read more: Amber ‘extreme heat’ warning issued for Preston and Lancashire

Population-wide adverse health effects are likely, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to potentially serious illness or danger to life.

The government has advised residents that 999 services should be used in emergencies only, with people urged to seek advice from 111 if they need non-emergency health advice.

The Met Office said ‘substantial changes’ in working practices and daily routines are likely required.

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More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents.

Delays on roads and road closures are possible, with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel and a potential for significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays.



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