Yorkshire heatwave updates as Met Office ‘extreme’ amber heat warning comes into force

Many parts of Yorkshire are set for a sweltering day

The Met Office has issued an ‘extreme’ amber heatwave warning for many parts of Yorkshire with high heat expected to last until Sunday.

The amber warning covers Doncaster, Sheffield, south Leeds, Wakefield and parts of Kirklees including Dewsbury. It is set to be a sweltering day across the county on Thursday with temperatures expected to peak at 31C.

The warm weather will stick around until Sunday and it could reach 30C in many parts of the region over the weekend. The Met Office is warning people vulnerable to extreme heat that they are likely to experience ‘adverse health effects’ while ‘some changes in working practices and daily routines’ are likely to be required, according to the forecaster.

There is also an increased chance that some ‘heat-sensitive systems and equipment’ may fail.” Follow our live blog for the latest updates as the latest heatwave sweeps across Yorkshire. Scroll down for updates

The Met Office has issued an ‘extreme’ amber heat warning for many parts of Yorkshire with temperatures expected to reach 30C over the weekend.

 

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