Many in Europe, especially those in northern countries, are rejoicing in the recent onset of summer weather.
But the heat often brings problems like forest fires, water shortages and increased health risks.
Officials have said that a yellow warning has been issued across the country due to the current heat wave in England Press release.
And many more at risk
The UK has a warning system similar to Norway with yellow, orange and red warnings. A yellow alert is the lowest level and is sent when particularly vulnerable people, such as the elderly or sick, are affected.
– People over 65, vulnerable and in poor health, including those with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, are at greater health risk, the press release said.
The alert is currently in effect till June 19.
Several thousand people died in Europe last year
Last year, a massive heat wave hit Europe, including the UK. He writes that 2022 will be the hottest year on record across the UK BBC.
World Meteorological Organization 15,700 deaths linked to heat wave in Europe
On one of the hottest days in England in mid-July, temperatures were above 40 degrees. London was then one of the hottest places on earth.
On this day, the country reported 638 more deaths than a normal day Guardian.
For the first time, authorities have issued a red alert for the weather, while hospitals and ambulance services have issued a black alert – the country’s highest level of emergency.
On June 7 this year, a yellow warning was issued for six regions of England due to high temperatures. After two days they improved to orange. On Tuesday, orange areas will be downgraded to yellow, but the warning will now apply across the country.
Officials have issued guidelines to keep you and others safe in the weather. Among other things, people are advised to know the signs of heat stroke, limit alcohol consumption, and watch out for friends and family members who are especially vulnerable.
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