The Met Office’s extreme heat weather warning for Lancashire has been extended once again.

The amber warning, which covers all parts of Lancashire apart from coastal areas, was initially in place on this Sunday and Monday.

However, this has now been extended to Tuesday, July 19, meaning the warning is in place for 72 hours.

The amber warning, highlights likely adverse health effects for the public, not just limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat.

Temperatures could be in excess of 35°C in the southeast, and more widely around 32°C within the warning area.

In Blackburn, on Sunday its set to hit 25°C, on Monday 28°C, and on Tuesday as high as 31°C, with the forecast the same for Clitheroe.

It's predicted to be a degree higher each day in Accrington, topping out at 32°C on Tuesday, and the forecast is the same in Burnley.

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These high temperatures could extend further into next week and an extension of the warning will be considered in the coming days. 

Warm summer conditions will remain in place for much of the week for the majority of England and Wales, albeit slightly less hot on Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures are more likely to peak in the high 20s Celsius.  

In parts of East Lancashire, temperatures are expected to reach the high 20s later this week with highs of 31°C expected on Tuesday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin said: “From Sunday and into Monday, temperatures are likely to be in excess of 35°C in the southeast, although the details still remain uncertain.

"Elsewhere, temperatures could be fairly widely above 32°C in England and Wales, and in the mid-to-high 20s further north.” 



Dr Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, said: “Heat-health alerts have now been issued to the majority of the country, with temperatures set to remain consistently high throughout the duration of this week. 

“Most of us can enjoy the hot weather when it arrives, but 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.’’  

Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.