A very hot spell of weather is on the way for the UK this week which will lead to heatwave conditions.
The warm air that is currently baking parts of Europe to record temperatures will creep towards the UK sparking heat health alerts.
Some areas of Merseyside could see temperatures of up 25C – 30C by Friday as high pressure takes hold.
A heat health alert has been issued for much of the country as very hot conditions are expected.
The Met Office say: “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.”
A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity.
Merseyside has been issued a level two heat health watch, which is issued as soon as the risk is 60% or above for threshold temperatures being reached in one or more regions on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night.
This is an important stage for social and healthcare services who will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.
A forecaster at the Met Office said: “A drier and sunnier second half of the week.
“Temperatures will continue to rise, widely becoming very warm, and it will remain on the humid side. Warm overnight too.
“The hot and humid conditions will likely be confined to the east on Sunday. By Monday,the fresher conditions will spread to all areas.”
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