Met Office

Amber Warning - Extreme Heatwave

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July

The level three heat alert has been activated by UK Met Office throughout this week but in particular over the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July - this means some people could experience health issues due to the prolonged periods of hot weather.

If you or someone else feels unwell with a high temperature during hot weather, it may be heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

Find out more via the NHS website on what to look out for here

NHS tips to stay cool and coping with extreme heat.

• Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk

• Stay cool indoors – many 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.

• If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately.

• Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.

• Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.

• Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm.

• Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat.

• Avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day.

• Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling.

• If you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice.