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High temperatures and warm nights ahead says Met Office

Ross Crawford 7th Aug, 2020 Updated: 7th Aug, 2020

THE temperature in Redditch and surrounding areas is expected to dip tomorrow after reaching 29 degrees Celsius today, Friday, August 7.

Elsewhere temperatures could hit as high as 37 degrees C in the south east.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Along with hot weather by day, it will stay warm and humid overnight with temperatures remaining in the high teens and low 20s Celsius.”

The current hottest August day on record is 38.5 C, reached in Faversham on August 10t2003.

The current record maximum temperature for the UK is 38.7 C, reached in Cambridge Botanic Garden on July 25, 2019.

The Met Office has issued a heat health alert for parts of England into next week and UV levels will be high in some areas.

Ishani Kar-Purkayastha of Public Health England, said: “Many of us welcome warmer weather, but some people may find it more difficult to cope.

“People recovering from Covid-19 at home, those continuing to self-isolate, older people and people with underlying health conditions are all more vulnerable during hot weather.

“This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to Covid-19.

“A lot of homes can overheat, so it’s important we continue to check on older people and those with underlying health conditions, particularly if they’re living alone and may be socially isolated.

“The most important advice is to ensure they stay hydrated, keep cool and know how to keep their homes cool.”

Temperatures tomorrow, Saturday, August 8, in the Redditch area are expected to peak at around 27 degrees C before rising again to 28 degrees C on Sunday.

There will also be the risk of the odd light shower.

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