Met Office issues first ever extreme heat warning warning amid UKs 32C scorch

The Met Office has issued an amber extreme heat warning for some areas in the UK for the first time ever.

Its warning lasts until midnight on Thursday and is issued with public health partners across the UK.

Forecasters continue to predict bonkers heat reaching scorching temperatures – particularly in western areas, reports The Mirror.

It comes as Brits swarmed to soak up rays at the beach after Sunday was recorded as the hottest day of the year so far in England and Wales.

Warm weather has continued into Freedom Day – and with high humidity predicted into the evening, it’s likely to be another sweaty night across the UK.

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Tomorrow will be another mostly sunny and hot day with higher temperatures extending further north into Northern Ireland and southern Scotland, the Met Office said.

Met Office Chief Operational Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said: "The high temperatures are going to continue through a large part of this week.

"Many areas will continue to reach heatwave thresholds but the amber extreme heat warning focuses on western areas where the most unusually high temperatures are likely to persist.

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"There’s a continuing risk of isolated thundery downpours late in the afternoons but most areas will stay dry until later in the week.

"Temperatures should begin to fall for most areas heading into the weekend, with some more unsettled conditions looking to develop."

The warning comes after a record-breaking number of deaths were recorded in the UK last summer during the heat-wave.

Heat will reach a whopping 33C in some western areas throughout the week.

Elsewhere, there will be a combination of high 20s and low 30s.

The Met Office said the deadly risks of such scorching heat can include health risks for society’s most vulnerable and disruption to transport and energy supplies.

A potential for wildfires is also being monitored and traffic is likely to be jammed as huge crowds pack to the beach.

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