Heat warning issued across Yorkshire by the Met Office as temperatures set to exceed 30C

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A heat warning has been issued across Yorkshire by the Met Office - as temperatures are set to soar between Wednesday and Friday.

The current 'heat-health' watch level has been immediately raised to level 2.

The warning is triggered as soon as the risk is 60% or above for threshold temperatures being reached in one or more regions across the UK on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night.

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The Met Office said: "This is an important stage for social and healthcare services who will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.

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"There is a 80% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 0900 on Wednesday and 2100 on Friday.

"Temperatures are expected to climb significantly this week, with good confidence for a period of hot weather between Wednesday and Friday.

"Temperatures exceeding 30 Celsius are expected quite widely, especially in central, southern and east England, although most coasts will be less hot.

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"Fine, sunny conditions on Wednesday, just the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the far north.

"Thursday similar, but a greater risk of thunderstorms breaking out in parts of the north and west later.

"Friday may see a more general risk of thunderstorms across England.

"A transition back to fresher, more changeable weather currently looks likely over next weekend, although there is uncertainty in the detail at present."

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An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region.

Alerts are issued once a day by 9am if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times.

The latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

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