UK weather – live: Warning of national heatwave emergency as health alert extended: In the event that the temperature rises to such an extreme that “illness and death may occur among the fit and healthy,” the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (UKHSA) may declare a “level four emergency.”
The following statement was made to the newspaper by a spokesperson: “There is a possibility of a level four heatwave.” If the temperature rises above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), then it will most likely be a level four heatwave for the first time.
The Met Office has extended the amber extreme heat alert that was issued for “exceptionally high” temperatures until Monday of the following week. Forecasters have warned that the current conditions have the potential to cause serious illness or even death.
Even though the heatwave has only just started, forecasters are not ruling out the possibility that the United Kingdom will experience record temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius by the end of the week.
Because of the rising temperatures in the UK, water companies are urging families to conserve water as reservoir levels have dropped to dangerously low levels.
The amount of water that is stored in some reservoirs is currently at a level that is lower than what was recorded during the scorching summer of 1995.
Customers of Yorkshire Water have been urged to reduce their water consumption and the company has admitted that it cannot rule out restrictions such as a ban on the use of hosepipes
The company’s head of water, Neil Dewis, explained to the BBC that water restrictions were “just one of the tools” the business could use.
Extreme heat is currently affecting the United Kingdom, and climate models are predicting that the temperature could reach 40 degrees Celsius for the very first time ever.
The Met Office has issued heat health alerts that will remain in effect until at least Friday, advising people to remain indoors and to take special care of the elderly and those who are clinically vulnerable.
According to what Caroline Lucas has written, the excessive heat that occurred in England in the summer of 2020 led to an additional 2,500 deaths.
A weather report from France in 2014 predicted that temperatures would reach 43 degrees Celsius in August 2050. After temperatures across France reached 43 degrees Celsius one month ago – an entire 28 years earlier than normal – the forecast quickly went viral in the country. At this very moment, raging wildfires in Yosemite National Park in California pose a danger to the world’s tallest trees, the giant sequoias, which are estimated to have stood for 3,000 years. The climate crisis is already upon us.
In response to concerned citizen Angus Rose’s hunger strike outside of Westminster, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Climate Change, of which I am Chair, was successful in securing an emergency climate science briefing, which took place on Monday and was led by Sir Patrick Vallance, the Chief Scientific Adviser for the United Kingdom. The scientists who study climate change have issued a dire warning.