DEADLY threat as the Heatwave ramps up across the UK!

A threat to life is becoming a real concern as the Heatwave takes a more sinister turn later this week.

The threat will come from numerous aspects of what is becoming the Hottest summer the UK has ever experienced.

The Met Office released an Amber warning yesterday due to the increasing temperatures and advised people not to go out during the midday sun with the risk of heat Exhaustion/stroke being high, Especially for those more vulnerable, The young, Elderly and of course your pets.

The dangers dont end there however, Strengthening southerly winds on Thursday will see an increased risk of larger, Longer lasting wild fires causing chaos for fire crews.

Then comes the third and potentially devastating risk of flash floods.

The North East, The Midlands, East Anglia and the South East are currently the highest risk areas for intense Thunderstorms to break out on Thursday & Friday.

These storms could see large amounts of rainfall in a short space of time. Should these be slow moving the risk of homes and businesses becoming flooded will be high due to the exceptionally dry ground being unable to absorb the water quickly. This threat will be coupled with frequent lightning, Large hail & strong winds, Posing a risk to Homes, Cars and anyone caught outside.

Whilst Thunderstorms could be severe it is worth mentioning at this stage there is still some uncertainty regarding how widespread they will be. Combine that with the likelihood storms will be isolated seeing one will be the exception not the rule.

As we look ahead the forecast shows a continuation of the same theme. Hot Hot, Chance of storms and then some more Hot weather.

 

Tourists flee the South of France as huge wildfires burn out of control

Wildfires have ravaged parts of France and the island of Corsica as thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in prime holiday hotspots and more than 3,000 hectares of land have been destroyed.

The French fire service reported that 10,000 people have been evacuated after the fires ravaged the south of the country.

Blazes overnight caused chaos in southern France, including the Var and Vaucluse areas, the town of Carros and also northern Corsica.

Desperate France has asked the European Union for help by supplying ten Canadair water bombers to battle the out of control flames.

More than 2,000 firefighters and 19 aeroplanes have been mobilised to deal with the vicious flames across the nation.

The fires are spreading in the peak month for summer holidays in France.

A fresh blaze is burning in Bormes-les-Mimosas, near the popular resort of Saint-Tropez.

British holidaymakers at the region’s Camp du Domaine campsite were among those evacuated.

Tourists in 1,000 camping plots were forced to leave a the fire rapidly spread.

But British tourists are warned in official travel advice about the incidences of fires in the area.

The FCO said: “Forest fires can occur anywhere in southern France during the summer months but especially along the Mediterranean coast and on Corsica.

“French authorities may evacuate areas and close roads for safety reasons.

“Be vigilant, make sure you’re familiar with local emergency procedures and follow the advice of local authorities.”