Heatwave health warning issued for Portsmouth

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A heatwave warning has been issued for Portsmouth as the warm weather continues.

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 28 degrees in the city and across Havant, Gosport, Hayling Island and Waterlooville today and will continue to stick around the mid-20s throughout the week,

A heatwave warning has been issued for Portsmouth

A heatwave warning has been issued for Portsmouth

The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Watch Level 3 warning for South East England.

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In the UK there is no official definition of a heatwave but the term can be used to describe an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year.

The Heat Health Watch service has four levels of warnings for when heatwave conditions are being experienced in a region.

A Level 3 warning means that the thresholds for a heatwave have been exceeded.

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The Met Office has warned that there is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions between 9am today and 9pm tomorrow.

The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse.