Extreme Heat

An Extreme Heat Warning has been issued which can mean serious health risks to some residents. Those most at risk are older people, very young children and people with medical conditions.

Please take extra care if you are likely to be affected by the heat and keep a look out for those around you.

There are also other ways to stay safe in the heat to make sure you stay safe and comfortable.

  • look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • 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 water. Sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • open windows when it feels cooler outside and it’s safe to do so
  • 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
  • if you are going into the water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • think about when you exercise. Consider exercise during the cooler times of the day.
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • check out Met Office warnings and weather

For more advice please visit Public Health Wales’ website https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/environmental-public-health/extreme-hot-weather/