The Met Office has issued a Level 2 Heatwave Alert across England, including the West Midlands.
“There is a 70 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 0600 on Thursday and 1800 on Saturday in parts of England.
Very warm or hot conditions are expected in the west of the country over the next few days, with these warmer conditions moving eastwards into the weekend. Cooler conditions are then expected from Sunday onwards. Trigger criteria are most likely to be met in southern areas between Friday and Saturday.”
You can find out more details about heatwave alerts and levels of readiness on the Met Office website HERE.
Health advice is available on the NHS website on the following link:
Remember, the very young and the elderly are always at higher risk from heat strokes and dehydration, even in relatively moderate temperatures.
More detailed information about the NHS Heatwave Plan is available in this PHE PUBLICATION for health professionals.
With increasing temperatures and dryer conditions, the pollen count is expected to rise as well, bringing misery to millions of hay fever sufferers. You can find hay fever advice on the NHS website HERE.