The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heat Health Alert.

Yesterday we forwarded this Level 3 Alert, and shortly afterwards this was corrected by our source to be Level 2. However, it has just been re-issued at Level 3, and therefore we are re-sending this message. We appreciate that this involves some repetition, but since it is a health warning we hope you will understand.

Additionally, the Met Office is starting to issue Yellow Thunderstorm warnings. The affected area does not yet include Sussex but is nearby. You can find details of the warnings as they develop here, or you can search online for Met Office weather warnings. Thunderstorms can causing flooding and disruption in  places. The Met Office also offers information on what to expect and what to do.

There is a 90% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 0900 on Wednesday and 2100 on Friday in parts of England. View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

Hot weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.