The hottest day of the year has been predicted for Saturday as temperatures areexpected to reach highs of 32C in the south-east while most of England and Wales enjoys 28C to 31C, and with the sizzling weather comes a heatwave warning from the Met Office. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
Steve Willington, chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: "We are expecting the hottest day of the year on Saturday with temperatures expected to reach over 30C in parts of the south east. With strong UV levels for many areas as well it is important for people to keep up to date with our forecasts."
The Weather Channel's forecaster Leon Brown says: "On Saturday England and Wales will have another very warm or hot day. Temperatures reaching 30 to 31C in the south and locally 32C. In the north it will turn fresher and cooler in Scotland and Northern Ireland with more cloud as a weak cold front moves south. The high temperatures in northeast England could spark off a few thunder showers in the afternoon, the risk greatest in Lincolnshire to Yorkshire."
Public Health England has urged Britons to be cautious in the heat. A statement read: "As most deaths occur in the first two days, this is an important stage at which to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave."
Dr Angie Bone, Heatwave Plan lead for Public Health England, said: "While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses."
The Met Office says that much of the UK is to experience high or very high pollen counts, with the east and south east of England, London, the Midlands and Wales expected to see some of the highest grass pollen levels over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the RAC says more than 11 million motorists are planning to hit the roads this weekend.
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