The Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat between 8.00am on Wednesday 21st July and 23.59 on Friday 23rd July 2021.
Temperatures both by day and night will increase this week leading to public health impacts
The warning is in place for County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry and County Tyrone.
What to expect:
Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat
The wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses
Ongoing pressures on water resources
An increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail, leading to power cuts and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses
More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
Some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays
Further information and advice is available from the Met Office website: