A HEAT health alert has been issued for Bradford and most of the country for the next four days, with temperatures expected to soar to 25°C.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office has put in place a yellow heat health alert from 8am tomorrow until 5pm on Thursday for Yorkshire and the Humber.

It has also been issued for the North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, and South West.

There is a less severe green alert in place for the North East, covering the same time period.

A spokesperson for the alert service, run by the UKHSA in partnership with the Met Office, said: "We expect the hot weather to have minor impacts across the health and social care sector for every region in England except the north east."

Some of the expected impacts include increased use of healthcare services by the vulnerable population, an increase in risk of mortality among vulnerable people, and increased potential for indoor environments to become very warm.

Temperatures in Bradford are forecasted to hit highs of 25°C across the four-day period the yellow heat health alert is in place, according to the Met Office.

That high is expected on Tuesday.

The national weather and climate service forecasts a high of 24°C tomorrow, with sunny weather changing to cloudy in the afternoon; cloudy changing to sunny intervals by the late morning on Tuesday; a similar picture on Wednesday with highs of 23°C; and then an expected top temperature of 23°C on the Thursday. 

On heat health alerts, the Met Office said: "Yellow alerts may be issued during periods of heat which would be unlikely to impact most people, but those [who] are particularly vulnerable - e.g. the elderly with multiple health conditions and on multiple medications - and are likely to struggle to cope and where action is required within the health and social care sector specifically.

"A yellow alert may also be issued if the confidence in the weather forecast is low, but there could be more significant impacts if the worst-case scenario is realised.

"In this situation the alert may be upgraded as the confidence in both the weather forecast and the likelihood of observing those impacts improves."