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First ever amber warning for extreme heat in the North

THE first ever amber warning for ‘extreme heat’ has been issued for the North.

The warning, by the Met Office, came into effect today from 8am, and is expected to last until 23.59 on Friday, July 23.

The weather service has further advised that across the next few days, many people could be at risk of sunburn or heat exhaustion, including dehydration, nausea and fatigue.

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The more vulnerable are being warned of more adverse health effects, with an increased risk of water-safety incidents predicated as more people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers

Ongoing pressures on water resources are also expected, with an increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail, leading to power cuts and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses

There may also be some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays.

For further advice on staying safe in high temperatures, please visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice

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