Heatwave arrives in Hampshire but won't last

Heatwave arrives in Hampshire but won't last

Heatwave arrives in Hampshire but won't last

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HAMPSHIRE has been warned to take precautions as the country looks set to be gripped by a heatwave over the next couple of days.

Forecasters predict temperatures could reach in excess of 30C - making it hotter than Barbados.

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 alert with a 60 per cent chance of heatwave conditions between 8am tomorrow and 8am on Sunday.

Temperatures are predicted to reach between 28C and 32C and not dip below 15C and 18C at night.

Babies, very young children, older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions are at a higher risk of suffering from severe health effects during the heatwave.

People are urged to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm and take measures to cool down, such as having plenty of cold drinks, cold food, and taking cool showers.

But the county is set to be battered by torrential rain and thunderstorms early on Saturday morning, according to Met Office data.

Cllr Liz Fairhurst, executive member for adult social care and public health at Hampshire County Council, said: “Many of us will want to enjoy the sunshine, and by taking simple precautions will be able to in a way that ensures we do not suffer ill-effects.

“For others coping in the heat is more difficult and just as we saw so many good neighbours during the flooding it is equally important that we keep an eye out for people who are more vulnerable in hot weather, such as elderly neighbours.”

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9:52am Thu 17 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Battered by thunderstorms - now we're talking! We don't get many proper/decent storms compared to Europe so maybe this time will be different
Battered by thunderstorms - now we're talking! We don't get many proper/decent storms compared to Europe so maybe this time will be different Ozmosis
  • Score: 10

12:18pm Thu 17 Jul 14

espanuel says...

What are they going to do when it gets to 35c? We get to 25c before 10am. All I will say do not stay in the sun between 2 & 5 that is the warmest time of the day, go and take a siesta. At the moment in Spain where we live it is 38c.
What are they going to do when it gets to 35c? We get to 25c before 10am. All I will say do not stay in the sun between 2 & 5 that is the warmest time of the day, go and take a siesta. At the moment in Spain where we live it is 38c. espanuel
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

They said it would rain in southampton last weekend and it didnt and now they are saying a possible heatwave between 8 .am friday and 8 a.m sunday bot they know how to cover their backs with their predictions dont they
They said it would rain in southampton last weekend and it didnt and now they are saying a possible heatwave between 8 .am friday and 8 a.m sunday bot they know how to cover their backs with their predictions dont they mickey01
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Thu 17 Jul 14

sparkster says...

I think we need a good thunderstorm to clear the air and water the garden, it isnt the same watering the garden. I agree 0zmosis we dont get many good thunderstorms
I think we need a good thunderstorm to clear the air and water the garden, it isnt the same watering the garden. I agree 0zmosis we dont get many good thunderstorms sparkster
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Rocket 1 says...

Hang On There, Hotter than Barbados!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! Where the Fcuk would you sooner be Weston Shore, Lee On The Solent, Hamble, Calshot etc, ect, ect or Barbados???????
Hang On There, Hotter than Barbados!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! Where the Fcuk would you sooner be Weston Shore, Lee On The Solent, Hamble, Calshot etc, ect, ect or Barbados??????? Rocket 1
  • Score: 9

5:01pm Thu 17 Jul 14

TRINITY DM says...

44c in Bahrain today with the humidity = 51c and over night low of 36c now thats hot!!!
44c in Bahrain today with the humidity = 51c and over night low of 36c now thats hot!!! TRINITY DM
  • Score: 2

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