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Met Office issues first ever red extreme heat warning
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Met Office issues first ever red extreme heat warning

The public has been warned that it will not be safe next week to go outside and “play in the sun”, as the Met Office issued an unprecedented warning about the imminent heatwave. A “red warning” has been declared across England as the forecaster said national temperature records would likely be broken on Monday or Tuesday next week. While such warnings have previously been issued for storms, one has never been declared over heat. There is a 50 per cent chance that temperatures of more than 40C will be seen, forecasters said, the first time this has been predicted for the UK. The heat is expected to put more pressure on already overstretched emergency services, disrupt daily routines and lead to travel delays as experts warned of “unprecedented” weather conditions. The UK’s first ever ...