The Trafford Centre has sent out a message of warning to those planning on shopping in the mall today during the scorching hot heatwave weather.
It was officially recorded as the hottest day of year so far yesterday and the sun is continuing to beam down with temperatures expected to peak today.
Temperatures in Greater Manchester exceeded 30°C in some places and similar highs are predicted today.
These soaring temperatures have prompted bosses at intu Trafford Centre to issue a message of warning for shoppers to appropriately take care and caution ahead of the heatwave.
Taking to Instagram, intu Trafford Centre said: “It’s going to be a scorcher today”.
“During busy periods you may need to queue to get into the centre, so please come prepared with suncream and water.”
It’s predicted that the hottest day of the year so far could potentially be recorded three times over this week and the Met Office has officially declared a level two heat alert for most of England.
The Met Office defines a heatwave as “an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity” and the heatwave threshold, which varies depending on location, is reached when daily maximum temperatures are met or exceeded for three consecutive days.
A number of ‘non-essential’ retail stores in the Trafford Centre officially reopened to the public on 15th June.
However, strict social distancing measures put in place to ensure staff and shopper safety have meant that limited numbers of people are allowed inside the centre and shops at any one time to maximum capacity is not exceeded.
This has often resulted in some shoppers needing to queue outside.
If you are planning on making a trip to the Trafford Centre today, it’s advised to check the guidance available on the Trafford Centre website here ahead of your visit.