Heatwave - Temperatures Cooling

West London was hottest place in the country

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The heatwave that has hit parts of the UK is starting to ease bringing severe weather warnings and heavy rain in parts of the country.

The Met Office said the hottest place last week was in the west of London, around Heathrow Airport, at 30.3C.

The temperature triggered the Met Office to issue a Level 3 alert - the first time since June 2006.

The Department of Health has reminded people to remain aware of the risks faced by elderly friends and relatives during a heatwave.

Yvonne Doyle, Regional Director of Public Health in the South East said:

"Everyone's health can be affected by the heat, with greater risks of dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Those most at risk are the very young and the very old, and people who already have health conditions, especially heart and respiratory problems - the heat can make their symptoms worse."

The week ahead will be cooler and fresher with more showers.


July 6, 2009