You can find out if there any severe weather warnings in place on the Met Office website.
You can also register for their severe weather warning updates.
Met office advice
You shouldn’t wait until the hot weather arrives to get ready fo it.
The Met Office offers the following advice for hot weather:
- before it’s hot ensure you have plenty of bottled water available
- collect any light coloured loose clothing to wear during the heat
- make sure you have plenty of sun cream
- check local weather forecasts and temperature warnings. e
- keeping yourself cool during the heat
- keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
- if you do have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
- avoid extreme physical exertion like sport, diy or gardening. Do these kinds of activities early in the morning or late at night when it is cooler
- wear light coloured, loose-fitting clothing
- drink plenty of cold drinks and avoid alcohol, caffeine or hot drinks
- if driving, keep your vehicle well ventilated to avoid drowsiness. Take plenty of water with you and have regular rest breaks
- eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
- close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun
- keep your living space cool. keep windows that are in direct sunlight closed during the day. Open them at night when the temperature has dropped
You should seek advice you have you have any concerns about your health during periods of high temperatures.
You can get advice from:
- your Doctor
- a pharmacist
- the NHS 111 service
- the NHS Choices heatwave webpage