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Met Office: Heat Health Watch – Level 3 – Heatwave Action

Update at 08:35 20th July 2013

Heath Health Watch Level 3 continued yesterday as thresholds were reached in some areas of the West Midlands, the Met Office will provide more guidance on the Alert Level this morning.

 

Update at 11:30 am  19th July 2013

Currently the Heat Health Alert status is at Level 3 for West Mids and Southwest England – details are here  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/

 The Met Office have  filmed a short youtube explainer on the Heat Health service it’s at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SMtDKvi4T0

 

Heat Health Watch – Level 3 – Heatwave Action

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=hotWeatherAlert

There is a 90 % probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Thursday and 2100 on Friday in parts of England.

An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the
details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes, the latest
forecast details can be obtained at the following link:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

Regional Risk Assessments for occurrence of Heatwave conditions between 0900 Local Time on Thursday and 2100 Local Time on Friday.

The areas that are likely to be affected are:

Region Risk Comments
North East England 30 % NONE;
North West England 30 % NONE;
Yorkshire and the Humber 60 % A risk of meeting thresholds in some locations;
West Midlands 90 % Thresholds likely to be met in several locations;
East Midlands 80 % A risk of meeting thresholds in some locations;
East of England 80 % A risk of meeting thresholds in some locations;
Southeast England 90 % Thresholds likely to be met in several locations;
London 90 % Thresholds likely to be met in several locations;
Southwest England 90 % Thresholds likely to be met in several locations.

General Comments:- Southwest England and the West Midlands have been elevated from level 2 to level 3. Southeast England and London remain at level 3.
The East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber and East of England remain at level 2. North East England and North West England remain at level 1.

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