Heat health alert issued for most of England as temperatures to soar amid fears for NHS

24 June 2024, 06:15 | Updated: 24 June 2024, 11:15

Heath alert issued for most of England as temperatures set to rise
Heath alert issued for most of England as temperatures set to rise. Picture: Alamy/Getty

By Flaminia Luck

Most of England has been covered by an official heat health alert, with temperatures forecast to soar to 30 C.

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The warning - which does not include the North East of England - lasts until Thursday afternoon.

Health officials are corncerned the hot weather could put significant pressure on the NHS.

The UK Health Security Agency's warning of "significant impacts" on the NHS.

People are being urged to check on those who are vulnerable and could be affected by high temperatures.

Meanwhile, high levels of pollen are causing misery for hay fever sufferers too, thanks to the warmer weather.
Most of England will be the subject of a heat health warning today. Picture: Alamy

Jim Dale - senior meteorologist at British Weather Services - has told LBC the warning is for health professionals.

He said this mainly applies for younger children and those on certain medications.

He added people should not expose themselves to sunshine for too long.

Meanwhile, high levels of pollen are causing misery for hay fever sufferers too, thanks to the warmer weather.

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