Temperature: What do heat waves do to our bodies and who is at risk?

  • James Gallagher
  • Health and Science Correspondent

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Officials warn that rising temperatures could affect people’s health in the coming period. The UK’s Health Security Agency issued a Level 3 warning for southern England on Friday and Saturday.

By Friday, temperatures in London could reach 34 degrees Celsius, and in Manchester it could reach 30 degrees Celsius.

In such exceptionally hot weather, people are asked to keep a close eye on the most vulnerable, such as the elderly, who are at greatest risk of heat exhaustion.

Here we review what you need to know about the effects of heat on the body and how to keep it cool.

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