THE UK MET OFFICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS FOR HEAT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, INCLUDING THE SCOTTISH BORDERS, MIDLOTHIAN AND DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY.
An Amber Warning for heat has been declared from midnight tonight, extending through the whole of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July. The rise in temperatures should be treated seriously: adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) may affect many, including more vulnerable people.
There may also be interruptions to power supplies, resulting in power loss. Transport interruptions may also be possible.
It is important to keep yourself hydrated and to find shade where possible when UV rays are strongest, between 11am and 3pm. If you have vulnerable family, friends and neighbours, make sure they are aware of how they can keep themselves protected from the warm weather.
Further advice is available from the MET OFFICE.
Temperatures are set to return to closer to normal from Wednesday 20 July.