There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Friday in parts of England.
Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients.
Current watch level: Level 3 – Heatwave Action
Issued at: 08:34 on Fri 8 Jul 2022
There is increased confidence that temperatures will rise through the weekend, becoming widely hot, locally very hot from Monday next week.
The highest confidence is for southeastern and eastern areas where temperatures are expected to reach the low 30s.
Temperatures are likely to stay close to threshold through Wednesday, especially in for southern areas. There is then uncertainty in maximum temperatures for later in the week and over the following weekend. There is the potential for a brief dip in temperatures on Thursday and early Friday, although still feeling very warm, which may result in alert levels being reduced.
This will be followed by a return to hot or very hot temperatures from late Friday 15th and into the following week. This alert will be kept under review as confidence in the forecast increases.