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First Minister urges caution as ‘extreme heat warning’ set to remain in place until Thursday

20 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
A sunny day on the Welsh coast. Right, Mark Drakeford. Picture by Senedd Cymru.

The First Minister has urged caution as an “extreme heat” amber warning for much of Wales by the Met Office is set to remain in place until Thursday.

It’s the first time ever the Met Office has warned about extreme heat which will last “both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impacts”.

Mark Drakeford pointed to advice by NHS 111 telling people to use suncream, take plenty of water and any medication they might need while out in the sun.

“An Extreme Heat Warning is still in place for large parts of Wales,” he said. “If you’re out and about, please remember to take extra care.”

The heat warning is in place for much of mid and the south of Wales, although the north is exempted. It will come to and end at midnight on Thursday.

The Met Office warn that adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat, and that the wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat-related illnesses.

They also warn that more people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents.

There is also 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.

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Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Waiting for Mark Vested-Interest to rant on about nanny state and socialist snowflakes. But until then, hoping the ASBO Boomer next door will crank down the 60s music soon. Heard it all 1000 times before and it wasn’t very good then either

Last edited 3 months ago by Chris
Adrienne
Adrienne
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Well that rant has helped me complete my gammon lingo bingo card. Get a life.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrienne

oh dear somebody doesn’t know what’s going on. Context is everything.

Mark Vested-Interest is Mark Rhydderch- Roberts a capitalist opportunist who pours hate onto this board several times a day because he wanted a Tory majority in Y Senedd who would be more likely to give taxpayer money to him for some scheme he has in Merthyr.

Re-read the original comment and work out the rest

Last edited 3 months ago by Chris
defaid
defaid
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrienne

Have a like, just for the name of the game. I want to play gammon lingo bingo, too.

Nick
Nick
3 months ago
Reply to  defaid

Do you play in teams?

Nick
Nick
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrienne

Everyday I feel more and more out of touch with the prevailing zeitgeist, but I’d love to find out about gammon lingo bingo. Are there prizes? 😄

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
3 months ago

Keep cool Drakes!

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

One good thing about this weather and Welsh dark skies is that you can photograph the stars. 😄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Makes me want to spend an enormous amount of money on a really big telescope.

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