Sep 17, 2018

Deaths spiked during UK heatwave

There were 1,205 deaths on that day and 1,200 on the following day, 26 June 2018. Maximum temperatures exceeded 24.5C - the level at which Public Health England warns that excess heat-related deaths may begin to become apparent - from 25 June, when a high of 30.1C - the UK's hottest of the year at that point - was recorded in London. There were 243 more deaths in England between 18 and 19 April than the five-year average across the same period, but 378 fewer between 21 and 23 April. The ONS quarterly report covers deaths registered in England between April and June. Overall, there were 108,537 deaths in England during the three-month period - 497 fewer than the five-year average.

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