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The Met Office has issued the first red warning for exceptional heat for parts of the country, including some areas in Gloucestershire.
The warning applies to next Monday and Tuesday (18 and 19 July) but the entire county is under an amber warning from Sunday, which means there will be widespread impact on people and infrastructure.
This is running parallel to an increase in the current Heat Health Alert to Level 4 for England by the UK Health Security Agency. This constitutes a national emergency.
A Met Office red warning means:
*** In light of this please take heed of the following advice ***
More information on the Met Office warning here: www.metoffice.gov.uk/…/weathe…/2022/red-extreme-heat-warning
More about the heat health alert in place and public health advice here: www.gov.uk/…/heat-health-alert-issued-by-the-uk-health-secu…
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