Seven Stars, Dinton
By Bucks County Council - 17th July 2014 1:30pm
The delightful summer sunshine and warm temperatures are very welcome, but when things get rather hot by British standards, it's time to apply some common sense principles, in order to stay safe and well. Although much of this is common sense, Bucks County Council is keen to offer some thoughts and tips.
With the latest Met Office Level 2 warning of rising temperatures and increasing humidity continuing well into the weekend, Buckinghamshire County Council is offering practical advice on staying healthy during the hot weather.
It doesn't happen that often, which is why most of us enjoy a spell of really warm weather. However, we can tend to forget that our health can suffer when temperatures soar. The following simple steps can help make sure we all stay safe in the heat:
- Stay out of the heat — especially during the hottest part of the day. If you're out, keep to the shade, wear a hat and light, loose clothes;
- Cool yourself down — have plenty of cold drinks, eat cold food such as fruit or salad, and sprinkle yourself with water if the heat gets too much;
- Keep your home cool — keep the bright sun out with curtains or blinds, avoid using power if possible, and keep bowls of cold water around the house.
- Look out for others — keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool.
Patricia Birchley, Buckinghamshire County Council's cabinet member for Health & Wellbeing commented:
"In recent years, we've become rather unaccustomed to periods of very warm weather, and we need to remember that these conditions can involve health risks, especially to the elderly and vulnerable. Not only should we take sensible precautions in looking after ourselves and our families, but it's a time to be aware of elderly and vulnerable neighbours, and maybe check on them if you think they may be suffering in the heat."
Mrs Birchley added, "With increasing humidity, the Met Office is also warning of intense thunderstorms and possible flash flooding so please also take care when travelling, particularly over the weekend."
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