Met Office chief warns overnight heat set to be the ‘biggest impact on health’

UK weather: Met Office warns of 'oppressive' heat at night

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Chief meteorologist Paul Davies warned temperatures could rise above 25C overnight as he urged Brits to keep cool. The rise in temperatures has forced the UK Health Security Agency to issue a level 4 heat-health alert – described as an “emergency” – while the Met Office has issued the UK’s first red extreme heat warning, with both running from Monday to Wednesday.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Davies said: “The peak of the heat is during the afternoon, that is when the highest temperature is likely to be obtained.

“But I have to say that overnight is also oppressively hot and often that’s the biggest impact on health.

“I recommend that in any you can, try and cool yourself down because temperatures in London tonight could be in excess of 25C.”

London is predicted to be hotter than the Caribbean, the Western Sahara, and popular holiday destinations in Europe as temperatures soar.

The Met Office has forecast the capital could see highs of 38C when the heatwave sweeps across England.

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