Parish & Town Council Community Resilience /Emergency Plans - Hot Weather Alert

As we continue to experience prolonged spell of hot weather and with heatwave conditions continuing the Met Office have issued a Level 3 Heat Health Watch with a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 0600 Monday 6th Aug, peaking Tue 7th.

TOP TEN TIPS KEEPING COOL IN HOT WEATHER

1         Don't spend long periods sitting or working outside in the hottest time of the day: 11am - 3pm.

2         If you are travelling in a vehicle take a bottle of water to drink.

3         Avoid strenuous activities, and limit activities to early morning/evening when its cooler.

4         When inside use the coolest rooms and keep curtains/blinds closed in rooms that catch the sun.

5.        Shut windows when its cooler inside than out and open when its hotter inside than out. Leave open at night if its safe.

6         Wear loose / lightweight / lightcoloured, cotton clothing.

7         Take cool showers and baths.

8         Splash your face with cool water or place a damp cloth on the back of your neck.

9         Drink plenty of fluids even if not thirsty.

10       Eat normally, try to have more cold foods that contain high water content e.g. salads and fruit.

For more information visit:

www.westsussex.gov.uk/dealingwithheatwaves/

Published by West Sussex County Council – 6th August 2018