England slows down for ‘hottest day of the year’
1 July 2015
From the section England
People have been relaxing in the sunshine in front of St Paul’s Cathedral in London
England is preparing to bask in sunshine as it experiences what could be the hottest day of the year so far.
The Met Office said temperatures could reach 32 or 33C (90 or 91F), with an “isolated chance” somewhere might be as hot as 34 to 35C (93 to 95F).
The TUC has said staff should be allowed to dress down and work flexible hours during the hot spell.
Public Health England advises wearing light and loose clothing and drinking lots of cool drinks.
Public Health England said employers should consider allowing workers to commute at less busy times
Dr Angie Bone, head of extreme events at Public Health England, said: “Employers should ensure indoor areas are kept cool and consider allowing these individuals to travel to or from their place of work during cooler, or less busy times of the day.
“For those working or exercising outdoors, strenuous physical exertion during the hottest part of the day should be kept to a minimum.”
Source:: BBC world news feed