The Met Office has issued their first ever “amber extreme heat warning” as temperatures are set to hit 33C in parts of the UK.
Temperatures are to hit sweltering highs as the Met Office have suggested the next few days could be the hottest of the year.
The “extreme heat warning” will remain in place until the end of Thursday, which covers Wales, all of south-west England and parts of southern and central England.
Another warm start to Tuesday morning with strong #sunshine burning off any early mist ☀️ 🌫️
Cloudier in the far north and east ☁️
Temperatures rising quickly with an Extreme Heat Warning issued 🌡️
— Met Office (@metoffice) July 19, 2021
Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency, “We have an amber extreme heat warning in place until Thursday.
“Temperatures are likely to peak at around 32C (89.6F), even reaching 33C (91.4F) in isolated spots across southern England, so very warm for many.
“Even the more cooler areas will see temperatures in the twenties while other places could see some thundery showers.”
He added, “I’d say people should stay out of the midday sun, apply sunscreen when outside, be wary of any health issues you may have and make sure to stay hydrated.
“As this heat remains in place, people will be vulnerable to dehydration, fatigue and nausea, so make sure to stay safe on public transport and if you are heading to the beach.”