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Hot weather warning

Hot weather warning

Monday 09 July 2018

Hot weather warning

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As the Bailiwick experiences very warm conditions, Public Health would like to remind everyone of the top tips for staying safe during the heat.

These are to:

  • look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions;
  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors;
  • drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks 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;
  • take care to protect against the sun if you are going into the water to cool down;
  • 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

Hot day Guernsey record temperatures weather

Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, said:

‘Over 65s, as well as young children and those with heart and lung conditions can all find normal activities a strain when temperatures get this high. I therefore urge caution as high temperatures, both indoors and outdoors, can also pose a risk to everyone’s health when they occur over a sustained period.’


The weather is forecast to stay sunny this week although temperatures may drop.



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