Heatwave warning as high temperatures continue in St Albans

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THE Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for the region.

This means there is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions between now and 9pm tomorrow.

A statement said: “High temperatures are expected to continue across much of England over the next few days. Temperatures are expected to reach or come very close to Level 3 Heat Health Watch criteria in London and south east England. Elsewhere temperatures may come close to criteria, however certainty is lower, giving a Level 2 Heat Health Watch in all but the north east and north west of England.

“Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases. If you want more information about hot weather and your health please visit www.nhs.uk. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647, www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or your local pharmacist.”

• The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 38.5C in Faversham, Kent on August 10, 2003;


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• The average maximum temperature for July is 20.9C in England;

• 2011 was the coldest summer since 1993;

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• 20C is the hottest it is likely to get in Sydney over the next 24 hours but they are at the start of their winter.

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