The Met Office are warning residents of Dorset, and the South-West in general, that high temperatures both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impacts until midnight on Thursday 22nd July. It is believed that temperatures will fall on Friday.
Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat whilst the wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses.
Since more people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers there is also an increased risk of water safety incidents.
Some changes in working practices and daily routines likely to be required and an increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail, leading to power cuts and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses.
Some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays.
You can see the Met Office weather warning here