London and Essex forecast for high temperatures

A heatwave is expected between Friday and Sunday

A heatwave is expected between Friday and Sunday

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A heatwave warning has been issued by the Met Office for condition from Friday to Sunday.

The level two caution includes London and Essex where temperatures could rise over 30 degrees during the weekend and remaining above 15 degrees at night.

Humidity is also expected to be high.

Information on the NHS website suggests elderly and very young people are affected most by high temperatures and are advised to avoid going outside between 11am and 3pm.

People are also advised to drink water or fruit juice throughout the day and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.

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2:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

And don't open all the windows and doors, because it lets the hot air in. Well that's what I do.
And don't open all the windows and doors, because it lets the hot air in. Well that's what I do. Thunderbird4
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4:19am Sun 20 Jul 14

LakeBreeze says...

The humble and underestimated electric fan can go a long way in making you feel more comfortable, but rather than oscillate it, set it to keep the air aimed at you.

A fan doesn't cool the room, but it cools a person because the active flow of air aids in the evaporation of sweat, one of the body's cooling systems.

Even a little £10 desk fan can do a good job. Larger fans and ceiling fans are even better. As long as the air flow is actually hitting your skin, it will work to cool you.

If you do open the window, try to have another open in the opposite side -- this will draw the air through more effectively via cross-ventilation.
The humble and underestimated electric fan can go a long way in making you feel more comfortable, but rather than oscillate it, set it to keep the air aimed at you. A fan doesn't cool the room, but it cools a person because the active flow of air aids in the evaporation of sweat, one of the body's cooling systems. Even a little £10 desk fan can do a good job. Larger fans and ceiling fans are even better. As long as the air flow is actually hitting your skin, it will work to cool you. If you do open the window, try to have another open in the opposite side -- this will draw the air through more effectively via cross-ventilation. LakeBreeze
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