A SCORCHING 45C European heatwave is set to hit Britain as the Sahara Bubble will sizzle the country tomorrow.
The blistering weather has emergency services ‘on alert’ with healthcare professionals working around the clock to “ensure readiness” for the “danger to life” conditions.
Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans told Sun Online: “We can expect a bright and very sunny start to the day in most parts of the country tomorrow.
“The sun will be very strong during the day as temperatures climb to mid-20s.
“Once we’re winding down the day the temperatures are going to gradually lower, however it will be a very fine evening.”
A Met Office health advice page warned: “Healthcare services will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.
“Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.”
Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster, told The Sun Online: “The heat at the end of this week can be traced back to North Africa, but that heat has seeped into Spain and France, which will see record-breaking temperatures.
That will then seep into the UK as we go into Friday and Saturday.”
Dr Emer O’Connell, public health consultant at Public Health England, added: “For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks.
That’s why we’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.”
Warm weather is on its way for the UK tomorrow as temperatures could reach 27C but some will experience a muggy start to their day.