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Hot weather forecasts for Redbridge have prompted warnings from Public Health England

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 September 2016 | UPDATED: 18:00 12 September 2016

People enjoying the hot weather. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

People enjoying the hot weather. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

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Warnings have been issued today by Public Health England (PHE) following forecasts of hot weather for the coming days and nights.

The Met Office said hot and humid weather will arrive today and Redbridge and surrounding areas will be given a heat wave Level 2 status with temperatures reaching the late twenties.

This means that there is a good chance that it will be hot for at least two days,

Dr Thomas Waite, of the Extreme Events team at PHE, said: “Because the heat is going to arrive very soon, think today about what you can do for those around you to stay cool during the daytime and particularly at night.

“Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for most people there’s nothing to really worry about, but for some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, summer heat can bring real health risks.”

Dr Waite explained that it is important to keep sleeping areas cool and to close curtains on windows that face the sun in the day.

He also warned that electrical devices can generate unwanted heat and to think about which ones you need to use.

Paul Gunderson, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It is going to be a very warm few days across parts of the UK. “Temperatures are expected to reach around 28C in the south east tomorrow, and London could see temperatures over 30C.

“Night time temperatures are also looking warm with the south east dropping to just the high teens overnight.”

Wednesday is also expected to be hot, but not as warm as Tuesday.

Will you be sheltering in the shade or soaking up the sun tomorrow?

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