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Current heat Alert

9 Aug - 13 Aug

12:01 - 18:00

Level 3

Heatwave Action - temperature reached in one or more Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service regions.

Level 3 heat alert issued. Temperatures building day on day this week, with very hot weather forecast from Tuesday 9 August until at least Saturday 13 August. Keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, keep hydrated by drinking plenty of cold drinks and avoid excess alcohol and caffeine. Check on elderly relatives and neighbours.

What is heatAlert?

HeatAlert is a FREE service for the people of Sussex that alerts you by text, voicemail or email when there are heatwaves or very hot temperatures forecast in your area. By providing advance warning of heatwaves there is time for you to plan and take preventative action.

The service runs annually from June to September.

You can register at any time to receive heatwave alerts.

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Heat Alert Forecasting

Level 1

Heatwave and Summer preparedness - Conditions back to normal.

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Level 2

Alert & Ready - Heatwave is forecast.

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Level 3

Heatwave Action - temperature reached in one or more Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service regions.

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Level 4

Central government declares a Level 4 alert in the event of severe or prolonged heatwave affecting sectors other than health.

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