UK weather forecast: ‘Deathly hot’ heat wave could kill more than July records

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The aftermath of the Dagenham fires show the devastation

Experts have warned that the second heatwave sweeping the UK could cause more deaths despite lower temperatures than in July.

With no respite from the ‘deathly hot’ weather, Hannah Cloke, professor of hydrology at the University of Reading, said that compared to last month’s highs of 40C, this time around will likely be less intense, but last longer a long time – which she added “could actually have a bigger impact on people’s health”.

She continued: “This heat wave may not break any record high temperatures, but it could actually cause more deaths.

“We know the most dangerous heat conditions occur when people, especially those with underlying health conditions, have no respite from the heat for days and nights.”

It comes as wildfires and water shortages intensify across the UK as the country braces for soaring temperatures.

On Tuesday, the UK Health Security Agency extended its heat warning for a further day until Sunday evening over fears the temperatures could affect public health, joining a four-day extreme heat alert from the Met Office which will come in effective Thursday.

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Mercury “will reach 33°C for four consecutive days”

Mercury is expected to reach at least 33C for four consecutive days from Thursday, forecasters have warned.

The extreme heat warning issued by the Met Office in parts of England and Wales will run alongside the scorching weather, from 12pm Thursday and will remain in place until 11.59pm Sunday.

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Oxfordshire village runs out of water as deadly heatwave looms

Dozens of residents of an Oxfordshire village have run out of water, forcing Thames Water to send tankers and bottled water to the area as the country faces a growing specter of drought and an impending heat wave.

As supply returned to customers in the village of Northend, on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border, Thames Water said it was using tankers to help boost supply and keep the pressure on. water so that more houses do not run out.

Thames Water said 68 customers have been without water for some time and pressure remains below normal due to issues with the Stokenchurch Reservoir. It said it hand-delivers bottled water to customers in its priority service registry, those with special needs such as medical water addiction.

Our climate correspondent Saphora Smith reports:

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Experts warn of ‘deathly hot’ conditions as a second heat wave ‘could cause more deaths’

Experts have warned that the second heatwave sweeping the UK could cause more deaths despite lower temperatures than in July.

With no respite from the “deadly hot” weather, Hannah Cloke, professor of hydrology at the University of Reading, said that compared to last month’s highs of 40C, this time around will likely be “less intense”, but “will last longer”. — which, she added, “could actually have a bigger impact on people’s health.”

She continued: “This heat wave may not break any record high temperatures, but it could actually cause more deaths.

“We know that the most dangerous heat conditions occur when people, especially those with underlying health conditions, have no respite from the heat for days and nights.

“That’s why it’s crucial that people have access to spaces to cool off, even for an hour or two every day. Keeping a cool room in your home is one way to do that.

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Leadership on climate and energy is nowhere to be seen with the return of the heatwave

The news is full of environmental collapse, but the government, leadership candidates and Labor are almost silent, writes Harry Cockburn.

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The footage captures the arid London park, parched by recent hot dry weather.

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Primose Hill, August 9

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What is a heat wave?

Britons face scorching weather this week as temperatures rise again.

The mercury is expected to reach 28C on Monday and remain high throughout the week, rising to 30C on Thursday and continuing through the weekend, according to the Met Office.

While it’s undeniable that the UK is experiencing another (very) hot spell, can it officially be called a heat wave?

My colleagues Chiara Giordano and Maryam Zakir-Hussain look at the evidence:

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Ian Blackford flags cost of Highland heating crisis amid heatwave warning

SNP Commons leader Ian Blackford has warned of a ‘heating cost crisis’ in the Scottish Highlands as other parts of the UK battle sweltering weather.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote: “It will of course only get worse. Although there may be a heatwave elsewhere, temperatures in Skye will not rise above 16C for the next ten days. People already have their heating on.

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Watch: Four-day orange warning for extreme temperatures issued as heat wave looms

Four-day orange warning for extreme temperatures issued as heatwave looms

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Simple water-saving changes to your home routine

Water United Kingdom has published a number of practical home and garden tips to limit water use and help reduce pressure on supplies.

Slices of water companies have already announced they will introduce a garden hose ban to conserve water supplies in the face of the hot, dry summer.

Here are seven ways to help:

  • Keep your shower time just 4 minutes
  • Replace your old showerhead with a water-saving version
  • Only run the dishwasher when it is full
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth
  • Wait for a full load before operating your washing machine
  • Use the eco setting on your dishwasher or washing machine
  • Try to reuse water whenever you can
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Oxfordshire village becomes ‘first area in UK to dry up’

A village in Oxfordshire has been named as the first area in the UK to see its water supply run dry, leaving residents to rely on bottled and tanker water deliveries from Thames Water.

Northend is usually supplied by the Stokenchurch Reservoir, which dried up as demand soared in the face of the hot, dry summer, reports The telegraph.

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