Brits enjoy heatwave as health officials warn of soaring temperatures

Britons bask in warmest day of the year as public health officials issue heatwave warnings.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 30,2015) (ITN) – British people were out enjoying the hot summer weather on the beach and the grass Tuesday (June 30).

The heatwave is expected to continue, as ITV have reported that temperatures as high as 32 degrees celsius (89.6 Fahrenheit) are possible later in the week.

The BBC have said that Wednesday (July 1) could be the hottest July day since 2006.

On the 19th of July 2006, the highest ever recorded July temperature in the UK was recorded at 36.5C (97.7F) in Surrey, England.

In Weston-Super-Mare families flocked to the beach in droves to enjoy the sunshine, while in London many sat on the grass eating ice-cream and sunbathing.

The UK’s national weather service the Meteorological Office (Met Office) issued a level 2 health warning.

The Met Office and the government agency Public Health England have said that the public should look after those who would be affected by the heat.

Public Health England, Kevin Elliston said:

“The Met Office have just issued a level two heat wave alert and Public Health England working with the Met Office suggests there are three things we can do to help us actually the enjoy summer, but also look after the people who might be affected by the heat in this weather.”

Elliston also said that the very young and the very old could be affected by the heat more than others.

“The heat can cause problems for some people actually, particularly older people and younger people, so we’re asking the public to keep an eye out on their friends and their family particularly if they know someone who’s got an underlying health condition such as a heart problem or a breathing problem to make sure they are well hydrated throughout the day ” Elliston said

According to the BBC the high temperatures could trigger isolated thunderstorms in the West.

BBC Weather said that rain is expected on Thursday (July 2) and that the temperature is expected to drop to 25 degrees celsius (77 Fahrenheit).

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