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.

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


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