Stay hydrated

follow local safety advice,

Stay hydrated

The Met Office has issued a ‘danger-to-life’ warning, having started yesterday and extending until the end of Tuesday. The worst of the heat expected today and tomorrow.

Although this weather is welcome by some, these temperatures are dangerous, especially for those with underlying health conditions.

As per the NHS website, here are some tips on what to do during the heatwave:

  • Stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool.
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and make sure you take water with you if you are travelling.
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
  • If you can, avoid the sun between 11am to 3pm.
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly. If you have to go out in the heat wear a wide brimmed hat.
  • Avoid exercising during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Take cool baths or showers.
  • If you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice.

Stay hydrated and take care of yourself and others around you.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2022/jul/18/uk-weather-heatwave-met-office-warning-forecast-temperature-london-schools-latest-updates

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/heat-exhaustion-heatstroke/

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