Live updates as ‘red alert’ extreme heat warning now in force in Leeds

Leeds has been issued a red warning for extreme heat across Monday July 18 and Tuesday July 19.

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Scorching heat has been forecasted. Credit: James Hardisty

Live updates as ‘red alert’ extreme heat warning now in force in Leeds

Last updated: Monday, 18 July, 2022, 16:08

Power cut in Leeds

Northern Powergridhas said that more than 100 homes in north Leeds have been hit by a powercut, as temperatures continue to soar.

The energy supplier described the outage as "major" this afternoon.

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Tropical World closed

Leeds wildlife park Tropical Worl has been closed forconcerns for the safety of its animals in the heat.

Gritters ‘on standby’

Leeds highway teams are on standby with gritters today in case roads begin to melt due to the heat.

Here’s the latest from our team on the story:

Rail disruption reminder

Here’s a reminder on train services being disrupted today - and tomorrow:

‘Damaged guideway’ impacting bus route

Tips on keeping cool

As temperatures are climbing above 31C now in Leeds, the YEP has put together a handy guide with tips on how to keep cool:

‘Stay out of open water'

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding people about the dangers of open water swimming.

‘Think ahead before travelling'

Metro Travel is urging commuters to think ahead before travelling on buses today.

In an update on Twitter, it said:

⚠️ If you need to travel during the heatwave:

- Take a hat, sunscreen & plenty of water with you for your journey

- Travel at quieter times if you can

👍 Plan ahead and check before you travel, visit wymetro.com

A First bus travelling through Leeds city centre.

Police have tweeted out advice for looking after pets in the heat:

Leeds gritting teams on standby

Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds service has issued an update:

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