Hot Weather Warning
The Met office has issued a level 3 hot weather warning for the period between 12:00 Saturday 17 June 2017 and 09:00 Thursday 22nd June in parts of England
What does this heatwave warning mean?
This is issued when the weather previously anticipated in the Level 2 warning (issued on Thursday 15/6/17) actually occurs. This means that the average heatwave threshold temperature of 30ºC during the day and 15ºC overnight are likely to be exceeded.
The public advice is: “Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there's anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.
Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk/summerhealth, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.”
What is the risk in Portsmouth?
The risk of heatwave conditions specifically for South East England is 90%.
The weather forecast for Portsmouth during this period is can be viewed using the following links
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcp0zn6wn and http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2639996
Beat the heat: Keep cool at home checklist