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Beachgoers urged to be aware of potential dangers as heatwave to come

by LLB Reporter
6th Aug 20 7:18 am

The UK is set to be hit with a heatwave with temperatures reaching a blistering 37C expected to reach some areas which will last until at least Sunday.

The RNLI are urging beachgoers to be aware of the potential dangers and follow the “beach safety advice.”

Last week on Friday the UK recorded the hottest day of the year and the Coastguard reported their busiest day in more than four years as they dealt with over 300 incidents.

Gareth Morrison, RNLI head of water safety said, “Our coastline is a fantastic place to spend time together as a family, especially when the sun is out and it’s hot.

“But there are also plenty of potential dangers, especially for those who aren’t fully aware of their surroundings and may be visiting a particular beach for the first time.

“We are advising everyone planning a visit to a beach or the coast to follow (the) beach safety advice.”

A Met Office spokesman said there is a “low chance” that last weeks record temperature will be beaten this week.

However, the UK will see “four or even five consecutive days of incredibly warm temperatures.”

The spokesman added, “It’s pretty unusual to get two successive events like this within a week of each other with such high temperatures.”

The heatwave conditions are expected to last until Sunday before cold air moves in overnight, but conditions are expected to stay “hot and humid” next week with “chances of thundery showers.”

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