Day that Oxford will be hotter than LA, Rio De Janeiro and Athens
Summer has well and truly arrived, with a mini-heatwave hitting the UK. In the latter half of this week, temperatures are expected to ramp up, sparking a number of health warnings. Temperatures are set to peak on Friday, June 17, which could see the number tip into the 30s.
In Oxford, the temperature is set to be exactly 30C, with the sun beating down hard, unobstructed by clouds. The UV is also meant to be very high all week, so make sure you have lots of sun cream to hand to avoid getting sunburn. These high temperatures are set to exceed the likes of Los Angeles in America, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and Athens in Greece, with only Athens reaching close to the South East of England at 29C.
Though it is a Friday and many will be working, the sun won’t set until 9:26pm, so you can still enjoy the heat once the workday is done. READ MORE: UK Health Security Agency issues major warning as Oxfordshire temperatures set to exceed 30C The hottest part of the day on Friday is predicted to be around 4pm, however as the weekend rolls in you can expected the heatwave to cool off.
Come Sunday (June 19), temperatures will drop back down to a comfortable 17C. Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Rudman, said; “Temperatures will continue to rise as we go through the week, becoming well-above-average by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to exceed 30C and may even reach 34C in some places. “This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June.
Many areas will also see some warm nights with minimum temperatures expected to be in the high teens or even low 20Cs for some overnight. The heat is a result of a mix of home-grown warming in the day due to high pressure, as well as a southerly airflow introducing some of the warm air from the continent to UK shores.” A level two Heat-Health Alert has been issued for a lot of Southern England, with a level one in place for the North.
Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: “During periods of hot weather it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.” Read more
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