THE Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for extreme heat in the Vale of Glamorgan over the next four days.

The warning covers from Thursday, August 11, up to and including Sunday, August 14, with temperatures of up to 30 degrees predicted.

The amber warning – which is more severe than a yellow weather warning – means that the extremely high temperatures may impact people’s health along with transport and infrastructure.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said:

“Thanks to persistent high pressure over the UK, temperatures will be rising day-on-day through this week and an extreme heat warning has been issued.”

What’s in store for Penarth?

  • Thursday, August 11, will be sunny, with it predicted to reach 20 degrees by 8am. The heat is predicted to gradually build, peaking at 29 degrees around 4pm.
  • Friday, August 12, will be another sunny day, rising from 20 degrees at 8am to a peak 28 degrees around 4pm. Saturday, August 13, will see a similar pattern.
  • Sunday, August 14, will be slightly cooler, although the amber warning will remain in place – it’s predicted to be around 25 degrees at 1pm, rising to 26 degrees at 4pm.
  • Monday, August 15, is not currently covered by the warning and is expected to be cooler with a cloudy start to the day. 

People travelling on the roads during the extreme heat are advised to check vehicles over before heading out and ensure they bring plenty of drinking water.

Pet owners are also urged to ensure their animals are given extra attention in the hot weather, ensuring they have fresh drinking water, good ventilation, and shade from direct sunlight at all times.

President of British Veterinary Association, Dr Justine Shotton, said:

“Animals need extra care during the summer to keep them safe from heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke, heart conditions, breathing difficulties and sunburn, many of which can sadly be fatal.

“Dogs especially can overheat easily, so make sure they aren’t walked or exercised in the hottest parts of the day or left inside a hot car or conservatory for even a little while.

“Keep an eye out for early signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, drooling, restlessness, and lack of coordination and contact a vet immediately in case you have any concerns.”