The kids are back at school and, like clockwork, the heatwave has arrived.
Today the UK Health Security Agency issued a yellow heat-health alert covering Yorkshire, as we’re in for a warm old week.
Temperatures in York are set to reach 27ºC on Thursday and Friday, the same as Palermo in Sicily.
The yellow heat-health alert for Yorkshire runs from 2pm today (Monday) to 9pm on Sunday.
It has these expected effects: the increased use of healthcare services by vulnerable people; an increase in risk of mortality amongst vulnerable individuals and increased potential for indoor environments to become very warm.
Met Office meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey said: “It is a late dose of summer but unfortunately not everyone might be able to make the most of it with school activities.
“Hopefully, for many it will just brighten things up a bit and people won’t be as disappointed with 2023 overall.”
Mr Vautrey warned of the health risks to the vulnerable, stressing the temperatures will be 10ºC above average for September.
He urged people to stay hydrated and use sunscreen, with UV levels being moderate to high.
“It does bring health risks to people who are vulnerable,” he added.
The change in weather is due to a flow of warm air between a high pressure area in continental Europe and low pressure in the Atlantic.
According to the forecasts, the hot weather will be followed by showers and a top temperature of 21ºC next Monday (11 September).