UK heatwave LIVE: Britain to be HOTTER than Marbella this weekend at 30C as heatwave health threat raised | The Sun

THE UK is set to be hotter than MARBELLA this weekend, the Met Office have issued a Level 3 health threat ahead of the 10 day heatwave.

Temperatures of more than 29C are expected across the south and east of England on Sunday, while the mercury is forecast to pass the 30C mark on Monday.

Met Office issued a Amber alert, as the Heatwave Health Threat is increased to a Level 3.

The Met Office website urges those in high-risk groups to take extra precautions, telling Brits to: "Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions."

Advising Brits to keep cool and carry on, the Met Office says: "Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.

"Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol, dress appropriately for the weather and slow down when it is hot."

Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Oliver said of the heatwave: "We're at the start of a stretch of warm weather for much of England and Wales, that could last for much of next week.

"Much of next week will remain warm for the time of year as well as dry and sunny."

"In the short term, many can expect temperatures in the mid to high 20s Celsius over the weekend, and then in the low 30s during the start of next week.

Advice on how to reduce the risk can be obtained from the Heatwave Plan for England page, from your doctor or local chemist, or ring NHS 111.

Read our weather blog below for the latest news & forecasts…

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: Making a splash!

    Londoners take to wild water swimming to cool off in the scorching heat.

    Sometimes when the sun is blazing, a deep pool of water never looked so inviting.

    As temperatures boarder on 27C in some parts of London, Brits flocked to Highgate for some greenery.

    Some took to diving into the pools of natural water at Hampstead Heath, while others opted to sunbathe and top up their tans.

    London Weather People out enjoying the heat and fantastic weather today in HighgateCredit: w8media
  • Lauren Lomas

    Tonight's weather outlook: Clear for most

    This evening will be warm with clear skies for the majority of the British Isles.

    South east of England will be dry with plenty of clear skies, a great opportunity to do some star gazing.

    The northern areas of the British Isles could see some clouds, and perhaps a light drizzle scattered.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Grass pollen levels HIGH today for allergy sufferers

    While air pollution levels are relatively low, pollen levels are quite high.

    Those who suffer with hay fever should keep their windows closed and put Vaseline around their nostrils to minimise breathing in the pollen.

    Click here for tips on surviving summer for hay fever suffers.

  • Lauren Lomas

    UV levels exceedingly HIGH today

    The weather today is bright and scorching so UV levels still remain strong.

    Tomorrow will be even warmer with more sweltering days ahead as we enter a 12 day heatwave.

    Brits should invest in a good SPF to protect the skin on the face and body.

    Click here to find out the best SPF’s at a low cost.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Satellite images of the UK!

    Cast your eyes over this amazing birds eye snapshot of the UK from above!

    The cloud coverage is wispy in the north of the British Isles, and Ireland.

    Temperatures are still hot in the shade, but the southern regions haven't seen a cloud in the sky.

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: A fantastic day to graduate!

    Congratulations to all students who have completed their studies for the year.

    This week is perfect weather for a graduation day with gorgeous sun and no clouds in the sky.

    Alanah is a University of Sussex graduate and is celebrating after completing a degree in politics.

    She cools off by going for a paddle on Brighton beach in beautiful hot sunshine.

    Alanah, a University of Sussex student celebrates after graduating in politics by going for a paddle on Brighton beach in beautiful hot sunshineCredit: Alamy
  • Lauren Lomas

    Top tips: How to keep your pets safe during the heatwave

    Here is a quick guide for looking after your pets when temperatures soar.

    • Watch out for overheating/dehydration signs: heavy panting, drooling, lying down more than usual, stumbling
    • Give them access to lots of water
    • Do not exercise pets between 11am and 4pm
    • Brush them regularly

    Click here to read more about pet heat safety.

    Keeping cool at night time during sweltering heatwave

    We are in for nearly two weeks of unbearable heat, but The Sun has complied top tips to help you doze off in these sweltering conditions.

    Brits should avoid sleeping in the nude, as this can make you sweat more. It is better, according to The Sun, to wear long cotton pyjamas.

    It is advised that you keep blinds and curtains closed, the darker the room the cooler it will be by the sun being blocked out.

    Click here to get the top tips of how to sleep comfortably.

    In pictures: Brits soak up the sun on the beach

    Some Brits flocked to the coast today to bask in the scorching sunlight.

    Brits who weren't at work today, relaxed on the scorching sand today.

    Holidaymakers bagged a space on the sand for a lovely beach day.

    Temperatures are nearing to 26C, and are only expected to rise further.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Weather update: Very few clouds in the sky as sun blazes down

      Brits could see 33C in some regions on Monday.

      UK Weather Updates has issued another update on Twitter, giving Brits a sneak peak of what Monday's weather could look like.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Crazy facts! Most of the earths population experiencing sunlight at once

      According to The Weather Channel, most of the earth's inhabitants saw daylight as the earth turns on its axis.

      The moment occurred at 7:15 am, check out this cool graphic below.

    • Lauren Lomas

      In pictures: Dogs cool off in the refreshing sea

      As temperatures rocket, pooches dive into the surf at Roker to cool down.

      Heatwaves can be unbearable, especially for pets in hot fur suits!

      Dogs allowed on the beach in Sunderland couldn't wait to jump into the sea to cool down.

      They played in the waves as they were walked earlier this morning to avoid the peak temperatures.

      Parts of the UK will experience a heatwave over the weekend, with soaring temperatures set to last a weekCredit: SWNS
    • Lauren Lomas

      In pictures: Can you spot where the ocean ends and the sky begins?

      Check out this weird illustion!

      The snap was taken of a tanker off the coast of Sheerness in Kent.

      In the photo the ship looks as though it is floating in the sky.

      Can you work out where the sky ends and the ocean begins?

      The ship ‘floating in the sky’ illusion seen this morning in Sheerness, Kent on a calm and sunny morningCredit: Alamy
    • Lauren Lomas

      Keep your cool: How to work comfortably during the heatwave

      Brits have been given a list of the best fans for a delicious breeze to blow away the sweltering heat.

      The Sun recommends a fan that is compact and small so you can move it easily.

      You should also think about the speed and noise level, so you don't get distracted at work.

      Brits can also pick up a fan that has a USB cable so you can plug it into your computer.

      Click here to read the list of The Sun's best fans for keeping cool at work.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Today's maximum temperatures

      UK Weather updates has shared a detailed map on Twitter of exact temperatures.

      Mercury is soaring today as temperatures rocket.

      An update has been shared on UK Weather updates of the scorching temperatures.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Longest heatwave in FOUR years

      Brits have been told to brace themselves for the extremely long heatwave.

      It is thought by forecasters that the heatwave could last around 12 days.

      If it does, this will make it the longest Brits have seen in four years.

      A level two health alert has been issued by the Met Office.

      Click here to read more.

    • Lauren Lomas

      In pictures: Horses galloping under the blazing sun

      Riders take their horses out for a good run before the baking heat sets in this afternoon.

      The parched Wimbledon Common saw a group of horses galloping across the grounds this morning.

      As the beautiful creatures strode on, they kicked up plenty of dust over the dry ground.

      Temperatures are set to reach 28C in London this afternoon.

      Horses kick up the dust as they enjoy the sunshine and warm weather on a parched Wimbledon Common in south-west LondonCredit: LNP
    • Lauren Lomas

      Heatwave could trigger multiple health emergencies

      Brits are advised to take extra precautions in the blistering heat.

      Those with asthma are warned to be careful as weather changes can increase the chances of suffering an attack.

      To avoid an attack, check pollen counts before heading out, and bring the right medication with you wherever you go.

      Click here to read more on how to stay safe.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Heatwave weather warning announced

      Most of the UK will see temperatures soar this weekend, as heatwave warning officially announced today.

      The July heatwave is officially underway, as Brits prepare for a blistering month of highs of nearly 30C.

      By Friday afternoon London and the south of England could see highs of 28C.

      Brits will need to take extra precautions to stay safe today.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Rising temperatures tempting sharks to British waters?

      As temperatures climb and Brits head to the shores to cool off, two sailors spotted a massive shark in shallow water.

      Sailor Alex Brace spotted a huge 12 foot shark near the harbour at Tenby.

      Luckily, it was only a basking shark, which is known as the second longest shark in the world.

      The basking shark loves the warm weather, so it can hunt zooplankton.

      Click here to read more.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Tips for staying cool in the heat

      With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay cool.

      Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

      Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

      • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
      • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
      • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
      • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
      • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
      • Joseph Gamp

        How to prepare for a heatwave

        Another heatwave is imminent for Brits, meaning long hot summer days and nights.

        Here are some tips for keeping cool in sweltering temperatures.

        • Keep curtains and blinds shut to keep hot sun out
        • Opt for long pyjamas, preferably cotton
        • Stay hydrated with plenty of water, avoid caffeine

        Stay ahead of the hay fever this Summer

        This year, more people have suffered from hay fever in the UK than ever before.

        The Met Office have created a tool giving people the control.

        If you are dealing with hay fever and it makes Summer unbearable for you, you needn’t worry as now you can find out the pollen forecast in areas around the UK.

        How to protect your skin in the summer sun

        While Brits love the summer sunshine, is it important to protect oneself from its damaging UV rays.

        As we move deeper into summer, UV will continue to rise, and can lead to skin damage and even cancer.

        Here is what the NHS recommends:

        • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
        • make sure you never burn
        • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
        • take extra care with children
        • use at least factor 30 sunscreen

        Manchester's Friday to Monday forecast

        Any spots of light rain in the west will soon clear tomorrow and the cloud will break up too leading to warm sunny spells for most with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

        As high pressure builds the weather will be mostly settled over the weekend, albeit with a small chance of a little rain on Sunday.

        Warmer with sunny spells on Monday.

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