People in many parts of the world must be wondering what all the fuss is about, but Brits like to discuss their ever-changeable weather now and again…and again. Of course there’s now the added element of wild panic-mongering (see below) from the usual climate-obsessed suspects like the Met Office, trying to blame humans for natural events plus all the rest of their tedious hype. We’ve had hot days before, and some like to pay to find hotter ones on their travels, so let’s dial back on the shrill alarmism.
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The Met Office has issued its first red warning for extreme heat, warning of a “potentially very serious situation” in parts of England, says ITV News.
The UK Health Security Agency has increased its heat health warning from level three to level four – a “national emergency.”
Level four is reached only when a heatwave is “so severe and/or prolonged that its effects extend outside the health and social care system”, according to the UK Health Security Agency.
Illness and death may occur even among the fit and healthy, and “not just in high-risk groups.”
With the heat building beyond the weekend, here’s what you need to know about how high temperatures could rise and when the heat will be most intense.
How dangerous is this?
Hot weather can put a strain on the heart and lungs, with older people, those with pre-existing health conditions and young children particularly at risk.
It can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke, and affect the ability to work or concentrate.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
July 15, 2022, by oldbrew