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Hot weather safety

Plan ahead to beat the heat and stay healthy in hot weather. 

Coping with hot weather

Hot weather can affect your health, causing dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Take simple precautions to stay healthy during hot weather:

  • drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol
  • seek shade where possible and minimise the time you spend in the sun between 10am and 3pm
  • wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and loose fitting garments made from natural fibres
  • limit physical activity
  • cool your house by closing windows and shutting curtains and blinds during the day
  • take care of others, particularly elderly friends, neighbours and relatives. 

Learn more ways to beat the heat.

What happens to your body in extreme heat

Signs of heat-related illness include:

  • confusion
  • dizziness 
  • fainting
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • weakness
  • headaches
  • loss of sweating.

People showing any of these signs should seek urgent medical attention.

Learn what happens to your body during extreme heat

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