Warning as temperatures soar - The Leamington Observer

Warning as temperatures soar

Leamington Editorial 19th Jun, 2017   0

SUNSEEKERS have enjoyed soaring temperatures over the weekend, but are being urged to look out for the vulnerable as the mercury continues to rise.

‘Heatwave conditions’ were predicted by the Met Office who say the high temperatures could have a ‘significant’ effect on health.

And healthcare providers across the district have come together to urge people to look out for those who could be affected by the heat – such as the elderly, seriously ill, those with existing medical conditions and the very young.

Providers have issued advice on enjoying the weather responsibly.

Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm;

Wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes;

Walk in the shade;

Apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection;

Wear a hat and light scarf;

Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes;

Drink lots of cool drinks;

Look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as the older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses; and

Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.

Visit news.warwickshire.gov.uk for more information.


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