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Hot weather advice​ Posted on 8 Jul 2022

With temperatures rising over the summer months, it’s an ideal time to think about how to stay safe in warmer weather. In the UK there are over 2000 deaths each year which are heat related. www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather

Signs of heat exhaustion include headache, dizziness and confusion, loss of appetite or feeling sick, excessive sweating and a high temperature of 38C or above. If you’re suffering from heat exhaustion, it’s important to try and cool yourself down within 30 minutes. www.nhs.uk/conditions/heat-exhaustion-heatstroke

Heat stroke can be very serious and should be treated as an emergency. If you feel unwell after 30 minutes resting in a cool place and drinking plenty of water, you have a temperature of 40C or over, if you feel confused, or aren’t sweating even though you feel very hot, these could be signs of heat stroke. www.nhs.uk/conditions/heat-exhaustion-heatstroke

Dehydration advice


Dehydration can be a big problem in warmer weather. If you’re dehydrated, you may feel thirsty. In fact, feeling thirsty and dark coloured pee are two of the earliest signs of dehydration that you should look out for. www.nhs.uk/conditions/dehydration



What does the colour of your urine tell you? Dark coloured urine is one of the earliest signs of dehydration, but different colours mean different things. If your urine is orange, would you know whether to be concerned? www.infectionpreventioncontrol.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/12/Urine-colour-guide.pdf (EXTERNAL PDF LINK)

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