The Met Office issued a new Amber weather warning for extreme heat covering most of North East, as they predict extreme between Sunday and Tuesday as temperatures skyrocket.
More extreme temperatures are on the way next week between Sunday and Tuesday. The warning between Monday and Tuesday now covers Newcastle and most of the North East, excluding coastal areas like Hartlepool, Sunderland and Blyth.
Newcastle could see temperatures reaching a scorching 27C on Sunday and ash high as 33C on Tuesday. Those who can’t cope in hot weather should head to the seaside where temperatures will remain high but less so than urban, populated areas.
The Met Office said: ‘A hot spell is likely to develop from Sunday, likely peaking early next week, leading to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.’
The Met Office has shared a list of what to expect during this unusual weather phenomenon.
- Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.
- The wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses
- Some changes in working practices and daily routines likely to be required
- An increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail, potentially leading to localised power cuts and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses
- More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
- Some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays
The Met Office said ‘After a very warm night, hot weather, already underway across other parts of England and Wales is expected to develop more widely across Wales, southwest and northern England, plus southern Scotland. Some exceptionally high temperatures are possible, both by day and by night, for Monday and Tuesday.
This following a warm weekend, will likely bring widespread impacts to people and infrastructure.’