Extreme heat warning issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued an Amber Extreme Weather Warning for Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 August as temperatures in London and South-East are set to reach the mid-30s Celcius.

The NHS has released some top tips for coping in hot weather. These include:

  1. Look out for others - especially older people, young children and babies, and those with underlying health issues such as heart problems, breathing and respiratory issues. 

  2. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and reduce alcohol consumption.

  3. Close curtains or blinds to keep rooms cooler and remember it may be cooler outside than inside.

  4. Stay safe outdoors - apply sunscreen regularly, stay in the shade where possible and avoid exercising at the hottest parts of the day

For more health information, advice or support visit www.nhs.uk 

To get the latest weather updates, follow the Met Office on Twitter @metoffice  or visit www.metoffice.gov.uk 

Useful information

NHS top tips on how to cope in hot weather

NHS advice on symptoms of heat related sickness 

NHS advice on how to cool somone down

London Fire Brigade advice on staying safe near rivers and the increased risk of fires

Thames Water advice on saving water in the heat 

Published: 11th August 2022