Heatwave warnings as temperatures reach 31c

People will be heading to the beach as temperatures rise - but Met Office warns people to be careful in the heat
People will be heading to the beach as temperatures rise - but Met Office warns people to be careful in the heat
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AS the summer hots up, the Met Office has warned residents to take care, as it raises the heatwave alert to Level 3.

This means temperatures will reach 31c in the day and 16c at night.

The temperature can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

High-risk groups include;

n babies and young children,

n older people, especially women and those over 75,

n people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart, kidney or breathing problems, or diabetes,

n mobility problems,

n serious mental health problems,

n people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control,

n people who misuse alcohol or drugs,

n people who are physically active, for example laborers or those doing sports.

The Met Office advice people to keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool, ensure that babies, children or elderly people are not left alone in stationary cars, and check on elderly or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heatwave.

For information and advice, visit the NHS page on heatwaves, here.