Heatwave-affected people have been seeking refuge in mosques in the North West.
The Met Office has issued its first red extreme heat warning as the UK braces for extreme temperatures. In addition, a level 4 heat-heath alert was issued by the UK Health Security Agency.
People are also welcome to take a break from the heat at Makki Masjid mosque in Longsight, Manchester.
They will also offer complimentary bottled water on Monday and Tuesday, between 1 pm and 10 pm, with designated areas for women and men.
Our responsibility is to look after our neighbours as the centre of our community here in Longsight, said the mosque’s Imam.
“Islamic teaching emphasizes and encourages the importance of taking care of your neighbors, especially in these difficult times.”Imam of Makki Mosque
On Monday, temperatures reached 37°C in Nantwich, Cheshire, in the North West.
After a 16-year-old boy drowned in Salford Quays over the weekend, emergency services issued water safety advice.
Despite the warnings, many jumped into the quays on Monday, despite the cold water at the same spot.
“We remind the public not to cool off in reservoirs, rivers, canals, or ponds”said Detective Inspector Joanne Johnston of Greater Manchester Police.
“We all want to enjoy the warm weather; please make sure you do so safely. Also, make sure you look out for your friends and family.”
As a result of overhead line damage in Bury, Greater Manchester, the Bury tram line has been suspended because of the heat.
According to MetroLink, bus services 97, 98, 135, and 524 accept tickets and passes.
Rail passengers are advised to plan ahead during the heatwave, as conditions are expected to impact journeys.
Before going on a journey, passengers must regularly check National Rail Enquiries.