Amber heatwave alert issued for England

  • 14 July 2013
Brighton beach

The summer sun isn't going anywhere after the Met office issue a level three amber heatwave alert in England.

The warnings are designed to protect people, such as young children, the elderly and those who are unwell, from the effects of hot weather.

There are four heatwave alert levels and each level is represented by a colour.

A red level is the highest and green is the lowest with yellow and amber in the middle.

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A red level is reached when a heatwave is so severe that even the fit and healthy could become seriously ill from the hot weather.

Image caption Don't forget to use sun cream

Forecasters are also predicting that the warm weather could last until August.

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Some areas in England reached a whopping 32C over the weekend.

So, if you are going outside to play don't forget to splash on the sun cream and wear a hat.