July 26 is likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, with 36 °C expected in the southeast, according to the British national weather service.
A similar heatwave in 2003 led to more than 20,000 deaths across Europe, including 15,000 in France alone and 2,193 in Britain.
The lawmakers called on the government to develop a strategy to protect the health of the elderly in periods of extreme heat and social media users took to online platforms to voice their frustration.
Dear The Cold, The Wind and The Rain,— Jamie Spafford (@JamieSpafford) July 23, 2018
I’m so sorry for all the bad things I said about you. I realise now that I was wrong and didn’t pay enough attention to all of your positives.
Please come back. It’ll be different this time.
All my love,
The National Health Service has issued tips for coping in hot weather.
Today is likely to be the hottest day of the year. If you can, check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves. See tips for coping in hot weather on our page: https://t.co/vxZSSThI7j #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/rqFRPGzSmo— NHS Choices (@NHSChoices) July 26, 2018
The heat has gotten to N1 and E1. @allontheboard☀️ #allontheboard #weather #hot #sunshine #ukweather #heatwave #drinkwater #keepcool #hotrightnow #hotstuff #hothothot #theheatison #longhotsummer #heatwave #london #summer #sun #icecream #visitlondon #kevinbacon #happy #water pic.twitter.com/piRGZhTLQ9
Much of what you can do to beat the heat is common sense, but here’s some #WednesdayWisdom on staying cool from @PHE_uk:— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) July 25, 2018
— close curtains on windows facing the sun
— turn off non-essential lights & electrical equipment
— use electric fans when it's less than 35°C
The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee urged the government to ensure the NHS is prepared for more frequent heatwaves in the future.