The Met Office has issued an amber heatwave alert as temperatures are predicted to reach August Bank Holiday records

An amber heat warning has been put in place for parts of England with bank holiday temperatures predicted to surge above 30C.

The Level Three alert is one level below red, or a “national emergency”, with the elderly, people with underlying health conditions, babies and very young children at risk from the heat.

The heat warning, from the Met Office and Public Health England, is in place for the east of the country, where temperatures will likely hit 30-33C.

What is a level three heatwave?

A level three or amber heatwave warning is issued by the Met Office and Public Health England, urging “heatwave action”.

It is triggered when the Met Office “confirms threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90 per cent confidence level that the day threshold temperature will be met.


“This stage requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.”

The elderly, people with underlying health conditions and very young children are most at risk.

What precautions should I take?

Many Britons will be basking in the sunshine at beaches and parks, but health experts suggest people stay out of the sun during the heatwave, especially at peak times.

The NHS says between 11am and 3pm.

If you do venture out, apply sunscreen, wear a hat and try to stay in the shade.

The original article is on Kent Live