The NHS ‘Choices’ team have come up with some tips on how to survive the heatwave. (We are apparently having a heatwave). Temperatures are set to soar into the mid twenties (phew.!) in Birmingham over the weekend.
Here are the tips:
• Don’t go outside between 11am and 3pm if possible, as this is the hottest part of the day.
• Keep plenty of water to hand and stay in the shade whenever possible.
• Plan ahead: stock up with supplies so that you don’t need to go out during extreme heat and think about what medicines, food and non-alcoholic drinks you’ll need.
• Help others: check up on neighbours, relatives and friends who may be less able to look after themselves (for example, if they have mobility problems).
• Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, and if you do drink alcohol make sure you have lots of water or other non-alcoholic drinks as well.
The forecast of higher temperatures across some parts of the country has prompted the first Heat-Health alert of the summer.
Temperatures will peak across East Anglia and south east England during Friday and Saturday, where highs of 31 °C are possible, says the Met Office.