Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.
Why is a heatwave a problem?
The main risks posed by a heatwave are:
- dehydration (not having enough water).
- overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing.
- heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Read more on the NHS Website