Police in Hereford are warning residents not to jump into the River Wye to cool off, with concerns over people getting into difficulties, especially near the Canary Bridge.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police (Hereford Cops) said:

“With the temps rising we all want to find a way to cool down, but open water can be dangerous! We’ll be working with our partners on patrols of Outfall Works Rd this week to help ensure everyone is safe and to reduce any potential Anti Social Behaviour issues.”

From Met Office:

High temperatures both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impacts

What to expect

  • Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat
  • The wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses
  • More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
  • Some changes in working practices and daily routines likely to be required
  • 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

The current hot weather is expected to continue until later this week. High temperatures are expected both by day and by night, peaking Thursday before temperatures fall on Friday