Dr Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, said: “We want everyone to enjoy the hot weather when it arrives, but also to check in on their vulnerable family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are prepared for the warm conditions ahead.
“High temperatures are predicted for a prolonged period, so make sure to follow our simple health advice to beat the heat, such as covering windows exposed to direct sunlight and making sure that fridges, freezers and fans are working properly.”
Here’s the weather forecast for Manchester for the week ahead.
Monday 11 July – There may be some spells of cloud in Manchester on Monday, but temperatures are set to hit 29 degrees by 3pm. It will stay warm through the night too, not dropping below 20 degrees all night. There’s a very high pollen count.
Tuesday 12 July – Tuesday will be cooler and cloudier, with highs of 24 degrees. Sunny intervals are expected by the evening and there’s practically no chance of rain.
Wednesday 13 July – The sunshine will be back on Wednesday – though with some cloud – but the weather will be cooler across Greater Manchester. Expect highs of 19 degrees and again, a very high pollen count.
Thursday 14 July – The Met Office is forecasting a sunny start to Thursday before the clouds return around lunchtime. Highs will be around 19 degrees and lows of around 13 degrees.
Friday 15 July – There are light rain showers predicted for Greater Manchester on Friday morning, before the sun pops back out in the evening. It will be a slightly warmer day again at 21 degrees.
Saturday 16 July – And it’s back to the heatwave – Saturday is currently expected to be about 26 degrees and sunny by the afternoon, with a high UV index.
Sunday 17 July – Sunday will be even warmer – up to 27 degrees – with some patchy cloud in the afternoon.
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Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead, age 41
Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead at the age of 41, his family has announced.
“Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office.
“The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.
“We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.”
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A Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in the former Randall & Aubin site
A new Japanese fine dining restaurant will open on Bridge Street in Manchester this October, bringing a theatrical ‘multi-sensory’ dining experience to the city.
Giving diners the chance to dine from specially created 7 and 11-course tasting menus or opt for a traditional ‘chef’s choice’ experience at its six-seat Omakase counter, bosses say it will offer a contemporary interpretation of Japanese dishes currently not seen outside of London.
Called MUSU, which translates as ‘infinite possibilities,’ the restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, who has worked at top eateries including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Richard Neat’s eponymous restaurant in Canne.
Shaw has spent the last 18 months honing his passion for Japanese cuisine in preparation to open MUSU and will bring on Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguiar, who has trained under renowned Japanese sushi master YugoKato, to head up the kitchen.
When MUSU it opens its doors on Bridge Street on 6 October, diners will be treated to a new tasting menu concept that promises to deliver a ‘multi-sensory dining experience.’
Its menu is divided into three sections – Sentaku, Kaiseki and Omakase – giving diners the choice between ordering dishes a la carte style, opting for a set seven or eleven-course tasting menu, or entrusting the chef to create their ‘perfect menu.’
As for the new high-end Japanese restaurant’s design, MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors will boast bespoke Italian furniture, subtle mood lighting and bespoke Geisha-inspired walls, with a bar made from Dekton stone, banana leaf patterned brass and onyx.