Information and advice on heatwaves

Extended periods of extreme hot weather can have a detrimental effect on your health and certain infrastructure. They can also lead to water shortages and power cuts.

What to do if there is a heatwave

Before the heatwave:

During the heatwave:

After the heatwave:

  • seek medical attention and/or advice if you experience any symptoms of a heat-related illness
  • take time to rest and recover for as long as your GP advises if you have suffered heat exhaustion or heatstroke
  • dispose of any food in the fridge or freezer that has become wet or warm if a power cut has affected your appliances