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Severe Weather

Severe Weather

Summer Weather

For the latest severe weather warnings please check the Met Office website.

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
  • Stock up on sun cream if extreme heat is forecasted
  • Check/listen to the local weather forecasts and temperature warnings on the TV, radio or online at the Met Office website
  • Keeping yourself cool during the heat
  • Keep out of the sun between 11.00am and 3.00pm
  • 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 exposed to the sun closed during the day and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped


Seek advice if you have any concerns about your health during periods of high temperatures. You can receive advice from:

  • Your Doctor
  • A Pharmacist
  • NHS 111 Service

For further advice please visit the NHS Choices Heatwave website