⚠️⚠️ Amber Weather Warning issued ⚠️⚠️
Extreme Heat across parts of South Wales, West Midlands, southern and southwestern England
Valid until 23:59 Thursday 22Jul2021
This is the first ever Extreme Heat Warning issued#Heatwave
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— Met Office (@metoffice) July 19, 2021
From an Article in the Daily Telegraph:
"Vulnerable groups should expect to experience "adverse health effects", while the wider population is likely to experience sunburn and heat exhaustion, including dehydration, nausea, fatigue.
Extreme heat can also impact infrastructure, including transport and energy, as well as the wider business community.
Changes to working practices and daily routines are likely to be required with amber extreme heat warnings, the forecasters said.
Ollie Claydon, a Met Office spokesman, said that could mean reorienting work schedules around the hottest part of the day, including starting earlier and having a break midday for those who work outside.
Andrew Bridgen MP criticised the issuing of guidance around how to act in a heatwave, adding that it "smacks of the Nanny State".
"We have regular weather forecasts to know what the weather is going to be... (this) is more of the Nanny State carrying on from the huge restrictions of the Covid pandemic. It's a worrying trend," he said.
But Prof Ilan Kelman, Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, warned that the current temperatures "pose a significant danger to human health if we do not take appropriate action".
The Met Office's warning comes as police said a body was recovered from a lake in Sheffield and a man died after falling from rocks in Dorset, taking the number of deaths linked to the warm weather on Sunday to five."