Coping with Heat

Here are some practical tips on how to stay cool and cope with hot weather:

  • look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • shade or cover windows that are exposed to direct sunlight during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped
  • drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, including tea and coffee, can make you more dehydrated
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • make sure you take water with you if you are travelling

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Look out for others, especially the very young or very old who might be vulnerable due to the heat.

 High temperatures continue across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, so here’s so heatwave tips for you and your family Beat the Heat