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Heatwaves

Extreme heat can be dangerous, especially for the elderly, the very young and people with chronic or long-term medical conditions.

People may suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion and or heatstroke if care and preventative measures are not taken during a period of high temperatures.

Be prepared in case the weather stays hot:

  • Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the TV or radio. Met Office publish advice relating to:
  1. All Alerts and Warnings
  2. Severe Weather Forecast 
  3. Advice during severe weather
  • If you're planning to travel, check the forecast at your destination.
  • Prepare a pdf icon Household Emergency Life-saving Plan (HELP) [112kb] with supplies so that you don't need to go out during extreme heat.
  • Have plenty of water available
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house, so you can go there to keep cool.

The NHS website provides more information on what to do during a period of extreme temperatures.

Contact Details

Community Resilience
Dumfries and Galloway Council
118 English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DE

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