UK weather: heatwave health alert for England extended to Friday
The Guardian says the heatwave health alert issued by Public Health England has been extended to Friday as much of the country continues to swelter under high temperatures.
Experts said the heatwaves in the summer of 2020 caused more than 2,500 premature deaths and that the climate crisis is making heatwaves more intense and more frequent.
PHE’s level 3 heat-health alert requires social and healthcare services to take specific action to protect high-risk groups, such as older people, children and babies. The Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning for the UK on Monday.
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