Enjoy the sun whilst it lasts, but a reminder to stay safe in the sun and heat. It is reported that there is an average of 2000-heat related deaths every year in England.
But why are heatwaves a problem?
Whilst it’s nice to have a good time outside, being your back garden, beach or another place of choice – We suggest also beating the heat at its own game.
The main health risks posed by a heatwave are:
- Not having enough water (dehydration).
- Overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing.
- Heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which are potentially serious conditions that can occur if you get too hot.
Go the Met Office for more information.