The UK has seen a long period of unbroken sunshine that has been labelled a heatwave so far this July. Should this period of unbroken sunshine last up until July 25th, it will be the longest heatwave since 1976.
The Met Office are measuring the temperatures across all weather stations in the UK, where at least one UK based weather station has exceeded 28C for more than 10 consecutive days. There have been a number of level 2 and 3 heatwave warnings across the country, which is most importantly to alert the very young, old and those with chronic diseases of the risks associated with the heat.
Though the weather can pose a risk, there is plenty of good news to report, especially for the North Wales region, which has not only allowed locals to get out and enjoy the range of environments and attractions, but also bring thousands of visitors from across the country on their summer holiday, giving local economies a much needed boost.
The country has been enjoying barbecues, ice cold drinks, ice creams and applying plenty of sun cream during the heatwave, which has given the country a real summer vibe – as opposed to last years miserable summer!
North Wales Tourism chairman Chris Jackson explained that there had been 25% increase in revenues at some of the areas attractions. As more and more people opt to stay within the country – as opposed to spending hundreds and thousands travelling abroad, places like holiday parks, hotels, camp sites and much more across naturally beautiful regions of the UK – such as North Wales have enjoyed a financial boost.
Forecasters are reporting that the spell of sunshine doesn’t seem to be going away just yet, so get out this weekend and enjoy North Wales’ offering – that include local attractions, coastlines, mountains, footpaths, events and towns.
A spokesman for the Health Board has however recommended that everyone needs to drink plenty of fluids, avoid excess alcohol, apply plenty of high factor sun-cream and keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, where it is at its most dangerous. This advice follows an increase in the number of hospital admissions.