Read the following article from the BBC about the heat wave which hit the UK in June and July 2018.
The Met Office define a heat wave as: "an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year." Use the information from the BBC article to create a list of effects.
Here are some resources to help support your students in the study of heatwaves and extreme weather conditions:
1. An independent web enquiry into the 2017 UK heatwave: UK heat wave
2. A KS3 resource to help students consider the effects of weather on people: How does the weather affect people?
3. The effects of heat waves elsewhere in the world: Wildfire! The 2013 Australian heat wave which could be used as a comparison to the fires in the UK in 2018, and Heat wave! - new records set in the USA