The district will be subject to some extremely high temperatures over the next few days. A Hot Weather Alert Level 3 in the East of England has been declared by the Met Office until 9am on Friday 26 July. There is a 90% probability across the district of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days to have significant effects on health.
The forecast for the coming days is as follows:
- hot and humid for most of the region through the week, with warm nights
- high temperatures persisting through into Friday, when it will become slowly fresher from the west.
Here are some practical tips on how to stay cool and cope with the hot weather:
- look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
- shade or cover windows that are exposed to direct sunlight during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped
- drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, including tea and coffee, 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
- 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.