There is an 80 % probability of heatwave conditions between 09.00 Monday and 21.00 on Tuesday in London with temperatures expected to reach 31 degrees centigrade – or 88 degrees fahrenheit in old money.
According to an official statement by Tower Hamlets Council this means that ‘London will be very warm’.*
We repeat – very warm.
Full details can be found on the Met Office Heat-health watch site – unless the interwebs have melted by the time you read this.
In contrast Sylhet will be a relatively chilly 25 degrees centigrade but with heavy rain.
For those residents of Tower Hamlets who had no idea that ‘heatwaves’ in the UK are worth categorising here are the official levels.
Heat-health watch vigilance states
Level 1 Green — Summer preparedness and long-term planning
Level 2 Yellow — Alert and readiness
Level 3 Amber — Heatwave action
Level 4 Red — National Emergency
While these levels have been determined by a select group of meteorologists many borough residents think they need to be readjusted to more accurately reflect the British attitude to sunshine.
Stiff-upper-lip-heat-health watch vigilance states
Level 1 Green — Quite decent weather for a change
Level 2 Yellow — Two consecutive days of decent weather
Level 3 Amber — “I say chaps, this is alright innit?”
Level 4 Red — Seriously consider asking friends round for a barbecue but best to hold off a bit in case heat wave is reclassified downwards.
All male residents are reminded to wear sensible socks should they consider sporting sandals during the warm weather as illustrated above.
* Seriously – we don’t make this stuff up.