Met Office red weather warning for heat now covers parts of Merseyside - how hot it will get and where

Liverpool currently has an amber weather warning but parts of Merseyside are covered by the red alert with temperatures predicted reach in excess of 37℃.

The Met Office have issued a red extreme heat warning for the first time ever, as forecasters warn of a “very serious situation” amid the UK heatwave.

The warning covers a significant part of England, where temperatures could soar as high as 40℃ in some places.

Weather experts have issued red and amber danger to life weather warnings for extreme heat for Liverpool and Merseyside.

Here is everything you need to know, such as how long the warning is in place, how hot Liverpool and the surrounding areas will get and when the heatwave will end.

What is the weather warning and how long is it in place for?

Sunshine and clouds around the Albert Dock in Liverpool (Pic from Shutterstock)

Weather experts at the Met Office have issued an amber warning for extreme heat for Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, where temperatures are expected to build to extremely hot levels in excess of 35℃.

A red weather warning is currently in place over Knowsley and St Helens, where current forecasts predict temperatures could top out at 37℃ on Tuesday.

The red warning was extended for a further 24-hours, starting from Sunday, 17 July at midnight. The alert is expected to come to an end on Tuesday, 19 July at 11:59 pm. The amber weather warning is due to cease at the same time.

What have the Met Office said to expect?

People enjoy the warm weather on Crosby Beach last year. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The weather organisation have warned that exceptionally high temperatures are possible in Liverpool and Merseyside during Monday and Tuesday, with the possibility that it could lead to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.

The Met Office has issued the following list of what to expect during the amber weather warning for extreme heat:

  • Population-wide adverse health effects are likely to be experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat
  • Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines to be required
  • Significantly more people likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to increased risk of water safety incidents
  • Delays on road and road closures are possible, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with potential for significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays

What will the weather be like in Merseyside for heatwave?

What will the weather be like in for the days of the weather warning? The following is the daily forecast from the Met Office:


Monday, 18 July: Red weather warning (35℃)

Tuesday, 19 July: Red weather warning (36℃)


Monday, 18 July: Amber weather warning (34℃)

Tuesday, 19 July: Amber weather warning (34℃)


Monday, 18 July: Amber weather warning (34℃)

Tuesday, 19 July: Amber weather warning (35℃)

St Helens

Monday, 18 July: Amber weather warning (35℃)

Tuesday, 19 July: Amber weather warning (37℃)


Monday, 18 July: Amber weather warning (34℃)

Tuesday, 19 July: Amber weather warning (35℃)

When will the heatwave end in Liverpool?

Sculptures making up part of Antony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby beach. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

An exact date and time has not been given as to when this hot-tempered weather will cease in the Liverpool region, though the red warning for parts of Merseyside comes to a conclusion on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 at 11:59 pm.