An Amber warning for extreme heat has become effective for most of England and the eastern part of Wales. As the heatwave intensifies across southern Europe, the UK will face a high-temperature situation next week.
Meteorologists say there’s a high chance that the high temperature will exceed the 38.7 Celsius record set in Cambridge in 2019.
According to Health Secretary Steve Barclay, extra measures are being implemented for ambulance services nationwide.
The outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson missed a COBRA meeting where he was supposed to discuss how to respond to the extreme heat crisis and hosted a lavish party at the Chequers instead.
Labour has accused Johnson of missing in action and leading a zombie government.