Extreme weather: Look after others, stay hydrated and stay in the shade

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Published on Friday 15 July 2022

The Met Office have issued the first ever Red Level 4 – Extreme Heat Health Alert valid from 00:00 on Monday 18 July and 00:00 on Wednesday 20 July in parts of England.

Temperatures are likely to be in the high 30s°C in some places and perhaps even reaching 40°C. At this level, illness may occur among the fit and healthy, and not just in high-risk groups.

Nights are also likely to be exceptionally warm, especially in urban areas. This is likely to lead to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure. Therefore, it is important to plan for the heat and consider changing your routines. This level of heat can have adverse health effects.

Temperatures are expected to start to return closer to normal for the time of year from the middle of next week onwards as cooler air pushes across the country from the west.

Please remember to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Look out for others
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stay in the shade.

Please do not use disposable BBQs, bonfires and campfires during the week, and if you are spending time around water, PLEASE do not take any risks.

  • ONLY swim in designated areas
  • Do not jump into unfamiliar water
  • Enter water slowly to prevent cold water shock
  • Look out for those you are with
  • Children must always be supervised

Services at East Surrey Hospital are currently very busy, so please choose the best option for your need.

If you need advice, help us help you by choosing the right service (see below).

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