Hot Weekend Expected, Yellow Warning Issued by Met Office, Health precautionary measures for high temperatures

The National Meteorological Office issued a yellow warning stating that the maximum temperature is expected to reach 34°C today and 35°C tomorrow Saturday 3rd August.

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The weather forecast is showing that today Friday 2nd August is expected to be Hot & Sunny with temperatures reaching 34C and feeling like 39C, whilst going down to a low of 24C. The wind will reach us from the West South West at Force 3 – 4 and UV index will reach level 10

Whilst for tomorrow 3rd August temperatures will reach 35C and feel like 39C, with a low of 25C. Winds West Force 3 – 4 becomes West North West Force 4 – 5 later and the general conditions will be Hot & Sunny throughout the day.

Sunday 4th August will be Sunny, with the highest temperature reaching 33C and feeling like 39C, low 24C and winds East North East Force 3 becoming Variable Force 2 – 3

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According to the Met office temperatures for next week will be within the same levels with highs reaching 32C / 33C and feeling like 38C / 39C throughout.

The Met Office’s weather forecast covers until Thursday 8th August 2019.

Health Precautions due to the Hot weather

High temperatures cause water to be lost from the body at quick rates resulting in dehydration. It can also lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. The heat can affect everyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm including older people, babies, young children and people with chronic conditions.

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To avoid the effects of the heat it is important to:

• Keep out of the heat by avoiding any unnecessary exposure to the sun during hot periods of the day usually between 11.00am until 4.00pm.
• Stay cool by staying in the coolest parts of the home and work
• Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler
• Drink fresh clear water regularly to make up for the losses and eat more cold food such as salads
• Avoid dehydrating liquids. Alcohol, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks can make situation worse.
• Wear light loose fitting clothing.
• never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals

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• avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day and opt for indoor physical activity
• walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat if you have to go out in the heat
• Seek medical advice if you have any concerns

It is also advised to check regularly on older people especially if they live alone and those more at risk