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Met Office issues UK heatwave alert and says to stay out of the sun

Temperatures of 30C predicted until Friday as record-breaking hot summer continues

The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning and advised people to stay out of the sun until Friday.

The level three, amber heat health watch warning, issued on Monday, acts as an alert to health providers that extreme temperatures are on the way, which may affect the wellbeing of people in the UK.

Upcoming rain unlikely to break drought conditions

Parts of the state will see rain starting Sunday and extending at least into the middle of next week, but it will not be enough to have any real impact on current drought conditions in Maine.

“You may need to put a raincoat on,” according to Tony Mignone, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Caribou. “Some of the rain showers could produce some good amounts.”

But overall, it’s going to be hit or miss, he said.

Unexpected tornadoes cause damage and injuries in Iowa

A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.

Residents and even weather forecasters were taken by surprise Thursday as the tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Ten people were injured in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths were reported.

Warm air, cold seas and departing tropical storm prompt hypothermia warning

The National Weather Service is warning beachgoers to beware Maine’s deceptively cold and potentially deadly coastal waters this weekend.

The weather service’s beach hazard warning to Hancock and Washington counties issued Friday includes Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Cherryfield, Eastport, Ellsworth and Machias. It lapses Sunday, said Priscilla Farrar, a meteorologist with the NWS office in Caribou.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain to drench parts of UK

Met Office says Wales and central southern England could be heaviest hit areas

As if the national mood needed further dampening after England’s World Cup exit, thunderstorms and heavy rain threaten to end the heatwave that has lasted for almost four weeks.

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for 11am to 8pm on Friday, putting regions such as London and south-east England, the north-west, south-west, Wales and the West Midlands on notice of a risk of downpours.

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