Live UK weather news: Latest heatwave updates as Met Office extends extreme heat warning

Météo France: the latest forecasts from the Met Office

The Met Office extended its first-ever orange extreme heat warning until Friday as the UK continues to sweat in temperatures exceeding 30C.

England hit its hottest temperature of the year on Tuesday – 32.2 ° C on record at Heathrow Airport.

The heat warning for Wednesday and Thursday this week applies to parts of southern and central England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Friday’s extreme heat warning only applies to Northern Ireland, where the Met Office said temperatures “day and night will rise … with impacts on public health.”

While much of England is expected to sizzle, scattered thunderstorms are expected to return, with heavy rain forecast for this weekend. As of Wednesday morning, the Environment Agency had set up 17 flood warnings in parts of London, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

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Teenager and man die as UK records hottest day of year

The body of a teenager has been found in a canal and a man has died after struggling at sea as the UK had its hottest day of the year so far.

Police were called to Stocking Lane in Knottingley, West Yorkshire on Tuesday at 5.28pm and recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police have issued warnings about open water swimming in hot weatherr and called on anyone with information on how the boy ended up in the canal to get in touch.

Meanwhile, Merseyside Police said a man died and two more were taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Beach.

The force said officers were called at around 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday following reports of three men in their 20s having struggled at sea.

All three were taken to hospital where one was pronounced dead shortly after, while a second is in “critical but stable” condition and the third has been released, the force added.

Matt MathersJuly 21, 2021 11:47 AM

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