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Advice for severe weather

Heatwave advice

Heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, some people are more vulnerable and at risk and need extra care and attention, including:

  • The elderly
  • Babies and young children
  • Those who already have health issues such as a heart problem or breathing difficulties

Tips for coping in a heatwave

  • Check the weather forecast so that you're prepared if hot weather is predicted
  • Try to avoid going out during the hottest part of the day
  • Apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 and wear UV sunglasses
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine or drinks high in sugar

For more information, visit:  

NHS Choices (opens new window)

For water saving tips and advice, visit:

Thames Water website (opens new window)