Advice and support on how to stay safe during hot weather
Our advice for residents is:
- Regularly check the Met Office website for the latest updates - Weather and climate change - Met Office
- To look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated, particularly older and more vulnerable people
- Stay cool indoors and close curtains on rooms directly in the sunlight
- 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, when the UV rays are strongest
- Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- If you need to travel by road or rail please prepare for the journey by bringing plenty of water - there could be disruption to travel networks·
- If you decide to cool off in open water please take care and follow local safety advice
- If you need any non-emergency health advice, please call NHS111 or speak to your local pharmacy
The NHS has some handy advice on how to stay safe in hot weather.
Page last reviewed: 06 December 2023