An orange warning for extreme heat remains in effect until 5 pm today as temperatures are expected to reach 43 C inland, 39 C on the south and east coasts, 37 C on the west and north coasts and 33 C in the mountains.
“Be prepared that high temperatures will lead to health risks amongst vulnerable people
e.g. the elderly and very young. Listen to and act upon advice from the authorities,” the Met Service said yesterday.
Tonight will be mainly fine and hot with temperatures at 26 C inland and in the southeast and east coasts, 25 C in the west and southwest coasts and 21 C in the north coast and the mountains.
Wednesday and Thursday will also be hot and temperatures are not expected to shift significantly inland and in the mountains but will edge down slightly on the coast.
Temperatures are expected to drop significantly on Friday but will remain above average for the time of year.