UK Weather: Brits flock to the beach to bask in 30C scorcher amid Amber heat warning | The Sun

BRITS are flocking to beaches up and down the UK today to bask in the 30C heat.

It comes as extreme heat warnings are in place from today ahead of an "exceptional hot spell on Monday and Tuesday”.

Huge crowds have rushed to Britain’s coasts to cool off as the mercury rises.

Snaps from Lyme Regis, Dorset show hundreds of sweaty Brits packed onto the beach.

Meanwhile, in Bristol huge crowds have been sitting on the harbour wall at the Bristol Harbour Festival – celebrating its 50th anniversary.

In London, the lack of sand and sea has pushed sunbathers towards the capital’s parks where young people have been pouring bottles of water on themselves to keep cool.

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Today temperatures will hit a balmy 30C – and the Met Office has cautioned sun seekers with an Amber weather warning.

Forecasters issued the amber weather alert from 12midnight to 11.59pm on Sunday, with experts warning it could lead to "potential serious illness or danger to life”.

And it'll only get hotter as the week goes on as the Met Office has slapped a Red weather warning on parts of the country for Monday and Tuesday.

The Met Office issued its red warning, declaring the heat blast could spark "population-wide adverse health effects".

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It also suggested people would need to work from home, insisting "substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required".

The UK Health Security Agency has increased its heat health warning from level three to level four – a "national emergency".

Level four is reached "when a heatwave is so severe and/or prolonged that its effects extend outside the health and social care system… At this level, illness and death may occur among the fit and healthy, and not just in high-risk groups," it said.

The Met Office red warning, for Monday and Tuesday, covers an area from London up to Manchester, and up to the Vale of York.

Government scientists though are pleading with Brits not to drink alcohol and stick to water instead.

They also claim coffee drinkers should cut down on their consumption too.

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Booze and coffee should be avoided because they are a diuretic – meaning you wee and sweat more and therefore lose more fluid.

This is dangerous in a heatwave as you put yourself at risk of dehydration which can cause headaches, dizziness, sickness and tiredness.

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