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A 14-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty in a lake in Cheshunt during scorching 28C temperatures.
Hertfordshire Police said officers were called to North Met Lake, off Cadmore Lane, Cheshunt, at 5pm yesterday, to reports the boy had not resurfaced after being in the water.
The youngster is one of several people to have drowned this summer, including at least seven teenage boys, as the sweltering heat drives more and more to seek refuge in sometimes perilous waters.
Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service rushed to the scene.
Emergency Services carried out searches of the area, including the use of the police helicopter and specialist police divers.
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Hertfordshire Constabulary said a body was recovered hours later just before 11pm last night. Formal identification is yet to take place, however, the boy's next of kin have been informed, the force added.
It comes as millions more people face a hosepipe ban as the UK braces for extreme temperatures in the latest heatwave.
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1) JULY 9: EAST QUARRY, WIGAN
A 16-year-old got into difficulties in the water at East Quarry near Wigan during the start of the heatwave
August heatwave date: When the hot weather is forecast for and how long the Met Office predicts it will last
Temperatures are expected to rise steadily over the next week due to area of high pressure building from the Atlantic into the south and south-west of England . They are expected to exceed 30ºC in southern England from Thursday, while the rest of England and Wales will see temperatures in the mid to high 20s. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be a little cooler. Met Office chief forecaster Steve Willington said: “We could see parts of the UK entering heatwave conditions if the above-average temperatures last for three days or more.
2) JULY 11: WEST YORKSHIRE CANAL
A 16-year-old died after getting into difficulties while swimming in the Aire and Calder Navigation, police said
3) JULY 16: SALFORD QUAYS
A 16-year-old boy died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Salford Quays in Greater Manchester
4) JULY 17: OVINGHAM
A 13-year-old died after getting into difficulties while swimming in the River Tyne near Ovingham
5) JULY 18: RIVER THAMES
A 14-year-old boy went missing and is believed to have drowned after swimming in the River Thames
6) JULY 18: BRAY LAKE
The body of a 16-year-old boy was pulled from Bray Lake near Maidenhead
7) AUGUST 8: CHESHUNT
A 14-year-old died after getting into difficulties in North Met Lake, off Cadmore Lane, Cheshunt
The Met Office has issued a four-day amber warning for extreme heat in parts of England and Wales for Thursday to Sunday, with temperatures set to climb to 35C or even 36C in some places.
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Temperatures are set to rise as the week goes on, possibly reaching the mid-30s in southern parts . The forecast comes after hosepipe bans were issued in southern England, with the country struggling to handle an unusually dry summer. A historic heatwave caused temperatures to reach 40ºC for the first time in some areas in July and a lack of rain has caused issues for some water providers. Temperatures are not expected to reach those levels, but the hot weather could settle in for an extended period, forecasters have predicted. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming heatwave.
The vulnerable are likely to experience adverse health effects and the wider population could also be affected, delays to travel are possible and there is an increased risk of water accidents and fires as more people head to tourist spots.
The UK Health Security Agency has extended its level three heat health alert covering southern and central England from noon on Tuesday until 11pm on Sunday, with experts advising people to look out for those who are older or with existing health conditions, as well as young children.
Temperatures are not set to be as extreme as those in July which smashed records when the thermometer climbed to above 40C in some areas in the UK for the first time.
Climate change is making heatwaves more intense, frequent and likely, with last month's record temperatures made at least 10 times more likely because of global warming and 'virtually impossible' without it, research shows.
Scientists also warn the likelihood of droughts occurring is becoming higher due to climate change, driven by greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and other human activities.
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Thames Water, which supplies water to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, became the latest water company to signal it will bring in a hosepipe ban in the face of the hot, dry summer.
The water company said: 'Given the long-term forecast of dry weather and another forecast of very hot temperatures coming this week, we are planning to announce a temporary use ban in the coming weeks.'
It urged customers to only use what they need for their essential use.
South East Water and Southern Water have already announced hosepipe bans - after the driest first half of the year since 1976 saw south east England clocking up 144 days with little or no rain so far in 2022.
The dry conditions, combined with last month's record-breaking heatwave, have depleted rivers, reservoirs and aquifers and dried up soils, hitting agriculture, water supplies and wildlife and raising the risk of wildfires.
The latest analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) warns river flows are set to remain exceptionally low in central, southern and eastern England until October.
Groundwater levels in southern England and South Wales will be below normal and exceptionally low in some areas for the next three months, the assessment said.
Several inches of extra rain, in addition to what would normally be expected, is needed to overcome the dry conditions in parts of southern England.
When will it rain? Latest UK weather forecast, when it last rained in London and how long heatwave will last
South-east England has had 144 days with little or no rain since January, which is the longest dry period since the 70s, according to Met Office figures . It has not rained in London at all in August. Dr Mark McCarthy of the National Climate Information Centre, said: “July 2022 has been a significantly dry month for southern England, only 10.5mm of rain has been provisionally recorded on average, less than the previous record of 10.9mm set in 1911.
There was no immediate sign of rain in the latest forecast from the Met Office.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said: 'With high pressure dominant this week, any showers this week will be contained to the far northwest, and even here they will be short-lived in nature.
'Further south, which has seen little rain for some time now, it will continue dry through the week providing no relief for parched land, especially in the southeast.'
Temperatures are likely to rise into the low to mid-30s in the next few days in the area covered by the Met Office amber warning.
Outside the warning area, heatwave thresholds - which are met at different temperatures in different parts of the country - are still likely to be met for much of the UK, with temperatures widely into the high 20s and a chance of a few spots seeing temperatures into the low 30s.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will also see temperatures into the high 20s and could reach official heatwave criteria by Friday.
As high temperatures combine with the lack of rain to leave the countryside, parks and gardens tinder-dry, households in some areas are being urged not to fires or have barbecues, and there are calls on retailers to halt the sale of disposable barbecues.
The Met Office's fire severity index, an assessment of how severe a fire could become if one were to start, is very high for most of England and Wales, and will reach 'exceptional' for a swathe of England by the weekend.
Parts of England brace for ANOTHER day of 33C scorching temperatures before heavy rain moves in .
Droughts have been declared in eight areas of southern and central England with an amber warning for 'extreme heat' in place until midnight as the latest heatwave is set to go out with a bang. It comes as several wildfires have already erupted across England in recent days amid the driest summer in half a century.Met Officer meteorologist Dan Stroud said the weather will remain dry across the south today. He added: 'For the rest of the weekend, across the south, there will be a continuation of the very dry and hot conditions.