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The Met Office have now issued a red extreme heat warning for Monday and Tuesday next week, covering parts of Oxfordshire. I have attached the warning to this email for you to see.
Level 4 - Emergency
There is a 100 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0000 on Monday and 0000 on Wednesday in parts of England.
What to expect
- Population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.
- Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required
- High risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment, potentially leading to localised loss of power and other essential services, such as water or mobile phone services
- Significantly more people visiting coastal areas, lakes and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
- Delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays
You may find some useful information and links on the Oxfordshire County Council website. This can be found here: Hot weather across England - warnings and advice issued (oxfordshire.gov.uk)
James Crozier (He/Him)
#MyNameIs ‘james crow – zee – er’
Emergency Planning Officer
Oxfordshire County Council