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Public Health England: Extreme heat, unusal UV levels recorded

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Staff Writer | June 20, 2017
News from the Met Office that the hot weather will now continue until Thursday, has prompted Public Health England (PHE) to repeat its advice on how to beat the heat.
UK heat
Weather   Most of England swelters under high temperatures
For the majority of people it is about common sense - staying cool, drinking plenty of water to maintain hydration, and avoiding sunburn.

However, some groups can be particularly vulnerable and at much greater risk of harm, especially those with underlying heart and lung conditions, older people, babies and young children.

Looking out for people in these groups is important while most of England swelters under high temperatures.

Temperatures were expected to top 30C in many places – which is above the point at which hot weather can impact the public’s health.

Unusual levels of UV are also being recorded in the UK at the moment – with the strength of the UV in some spots being as high as that in Cyprus and Gibraltar.