Spanish plume or Spanish doom?

Next week the UK could be experiencing some of the hottest days of the year!

Experts warn that a Spanish plume (a weather situation in which humid air from the Iberian plateau moves towards the UK) could potentially take its toll in England and Wales. They added that the hot weather would also bring higher levels of pollution in large cities such as London, Manchester and Coventry.

Dr Penny Wales from The British Lung Foundation, advises people to “stay away from pollution hotspots” for health and safety reasons.

Research has shown that a third of young people experience sun burn specifically on their necks and backs, as they either forget to apply sunscreen, or cannot reach to do so. Therefore it is advisable for all youngsters to thoroughly make sure that they have applied sunscreen, as failure to do so, could lead to skin problems such as including skin cancer.

The hot weather has now become a subject of gambling with betting shop Ladbrokes placing the following bets:

  • Summer 2016 to be the hottest ever 18/1
  • Hottest day of 2016 to be recorded in August 2/1
  • UK all time temperature high to be broken in August 2016 7/12

While the MET Office Forecaster, Alex Burkhill said “a Spanish plume is looking very unlikely”, it cannot be disregarded that the UK will be experiencing extremely hot weather next week.

All eyes are on Wednesday, as being regarded as potentially the hottest day of the year, with weather reports claiming it to reach up to 30 degrees, with a level of 76% humidity.

In the meanwhile, we can be sure to enjoy the hot weather that we have right now, and hope that the predictions  from the experts turn out to be correct.

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Naomi Elliott

Naomi Elliott, 17, is currently an A Level student studying Sociology, Ethics and Philosophy, and English Literature, and wishes to undertake a degree in Politics at University later on this year. Recently Naomi has won an award from Young Writers for her poem ‘Darkness’ which has been published in ‘Chasing Shadows- a Collection of Teen Poetry’ in March 2016, and can be found in The British Library. In the future, Naomi wishes to pursue a career in an international city law firm or the United Nations, in order to tackle the ongoing issues concerning human rights globally. Alongside this, writing is a hobby, which Naomi wishes to integrate into her career, by writing articles for newspapers, poetry and short stories. From a Google search, Naomi discovered Young Perspective, and since joining the website, has been provided with many opportunities to demonstrate her writing skills on social media. From this, Naomi wishes to build a portfolio for the future.

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