Today (Friday 15 July) the Met Office announced a Red weather warning for exceptional heat in London on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Soon after, UKHSA issued a Level 4 heat health alert.
In response, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Deputy Chair of London Councils, said:
“London will be facing extreme hot weather from Sunday. Boroughs will be stepping up the support and advice they have been sharing with local communities to help them prepare.
“We are concentrating efforts on more vulnerable Londoners – older people, people living in residential care or receiving social care services at home, babies and young children, and those living with health conditions likely to be worsened by the heat.
"Please look out for family, friends and neighbours who are at higher risk from the hot weather.
“Some boroughs have shifted bin collections to earlier in the morning to avoid the heat – affected residents are being informed.
“We are also warning residents to stay out of rivers, lakes and reservoirs that are not safe for swimming.”