A 30C heatwave forecast to scorch England and Wales this weekend may also feature thunderstorms.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office‘s warning covers six regions in England, London, the East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East and South West, and is in place from 9am on Friday until Monday morning.
Parts of the country are predicted to be hotter than Marbella, Ibiza and Tenerife over the weekend as a ‘plume of warm air’ moves in from the south.
Cloud, rain and thunderstorms are also set to sweep in, with the nights becoming humid.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, covering an area that covers all of Wales, Manchester and down to London.
The warning, which is in place from 2pm to 9pm, states: ‘Whilst many places will be largely dry, thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail are likely to develop in some places on Saturday afternoon.’
There will ‘likely’ be some impacts across the health and social care sector if forecasted temperatures are reached, the UKHSA said, with over-65s and those with pre-existing health conditions most at risk.