UK heatwave warning: Boris calls Cobra meeting as national emergency could be imminent

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Officials met on Monday inside Downing Street to consider moving the country into a “level four” emergency. This is declared when weather is so extreme that “illness and death may occur among the fit and healthy”, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The Met Office has issued a ‘Amber warning’ for extreme heat lasting from Sunday to Tuesday.

It warned this will lead to “widespread impacts on people and infrastructure”.

The weather service said disruption will include “population-wide adverse health effects”, delays on roads and cancellations of rail and air travel.

Temperatures could reach up to – if not above – 35 degrees Celsius, particular in the southeast, according to forecasts.



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