CAMBS: Heatwave could provoke healthcare warning

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TEMPERATURES in Cambridgeshire are soaring dangerously close to a Level 3 warning from the Met Office which requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

Level 3 warnings are issued when temperatures reach the thresholds set for a region for for two days in a row and the night inbetween.

The day threshold for the East of England is 30C with the night time figure set at 15C.

Warnings have already been issued for London and the South East but the East of England where there is a 90 per cent chance of this happening but not for the East of England where an 80 per cent chance exists.

If this increases to 90 per cent healthcare services will be forced to take action to help protect the very young, the elderly and the seriously ill.


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The hot spell is expected to last for at least another week as temperatures continue to hit the high 20s.

BRITISH SUMMER FACTS

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The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 38.5C. This was recorded in Faversham, Kent on August 10, 2003

The average maximum temperature for July is 20.9C in England

2011 was the coldest summer since 1993

1976 is the hottest summer on record with temperatures of 26.7C or higher every day between June 22 and July 16

Today the mercury is set to hit 28C in Ibiza and 27C in Los Angeles

20C is the hottest it is likely to get in Sydney over the next 24 hours but they are at the start of their winter

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