Met Office extends heatwave warning to next week as temperatures soar

A WEATHER warning for extreme heat that could pose a threat to life has been extended into next week.

The amber weather warning issued by the Met Office yesterday is now running from midnight on Sunday 17 July until the end of the day on Monday 18 July.

Forecasts predict temperatures in Sussex could reach the 30s, with a 30 per cent chance Sunday could be the hottest day in Britain on record.

The Government is said to be preparing for a national heatwave emergency with the prospect that temperatures could reach 40C for the first time in the UK.

The Met Office is warning that adverse health effects are likely to emerge towards the end of the week, with the possibility of delays on roads, rail and air travel.

Temperatures in Brighton hit 24C again today, despite the weather being cloudier than in recent days. However, that cloud is expected to dissipate in the second half of the week, with mercury expected to rise to 31C on Monday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Temperatures will rise again later this week and next weekend, likely to peak on Sunday and Monday but may continue into Tuesday in places.

“Some exceptionally high temperatures are possible and the cumulative effects of warm nights and hot days are expected to have widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.”

The hottest day on record in the UK was in July 2019, when temperatures soared to 38.7C at the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Met Office extends heatwave warning to next week as temperatures soar

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