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Heatwave warning issued for Cumbria

The Met Office has issued a level three heatwave alert for north west England, including Cumbria.

Heatwave warning graphic
The Met Office temperature predictions for 10am

It says there is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions between 9am today and 9pm tomorrow.

The forecaster says the hottest weather is expected over western England today.

It will become less hot for a time over the weekend before temperatures rise again early next week - possibly prompting another level 3 heatwave warning, the second highest level.

The Met Office says the temperature in Carlisle is expected to be 22C at 10am today, rising to 27C around 4pm before dipping slightly during the evening.

In west Cumbria, temperatures will be about 22C at 10am, rising to 27C in the Cockermouth area at about 4pm. It will be slightly cooler on the coast before it reaches a predicted 26C in Workington at around 7pm.

The Met Office says heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

For more information about hot weather and your health visit www.nhs.uk. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647, www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or your local pharmacist.

The UK saw its highest 2013 temperature on Wednesday, with 32.2C recorded at Hampton Water Works in southwest London.

This beat the previous highest temperature seen this year which was 31.5 C at Seavington, Hurcott Farm, Somerset, on July 13.

Have your say

Those temps sure beat those that I grew up with. At the weekend, it was 43 with the humidity here in Niagara Falls.

Posted by Canadian on 22 July 2013 at 18:44

It is the summer what do you expect snow

Posted by Anon on 21 July 2013 at 16:35

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