Level 3 heatwave warning for Yorkshire issued

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 heat health alert for Yorkshire and Humber this week prompting health care providers to urge Doncaster residents to take care and use NHS services appropriately.

The warning states there is a 90 % probability of heat health criteria being met from Monday 22 and 0900 on Saturday 27 July in parts of England.

The weather will turn hot and humid through Wednesday 24, and then very hot Thursday 25. Overnight temperatures also look to remain high with conditions very warm and humid which could lead to uncomfortable sleeping conditions.

10 top tips for staying cool in the warmer weather:

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler
  • If you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat, avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day (11am and 3pm).
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol – water, lower-fat milks and tea and coffee are good options.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

If you need medical assistance you can access extended hours appointments via your GP and NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with experts ready to get your the right help at the right time.

For more advice of how to cope in a heatwave please visit the NHS page https://bit.ly/2rXiYvZ

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