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With temperatures set to soar over the next few days and the Met Office predicting heat wave conditions people are being urged to take care and look our for the vulnerable.  

Although welcomed by most, hot weather can cause a real danger to health – particularly to the elderly, very young, those with existing medical conditions and the seriously ill.  

The Met Office has raised the heatwave warning to a level 2, predicting a 60 per cent chance that temperatures between Tuesday, 26th June and Thursday, 27th June will be high enough to have a significant effect on health.

Health partners in Coventry and Warwickshire have issued the following advice to keep you well in the sun and heat:

  • try to keep out of the sun between 11.00am – 3.00pm
  • wear UV sunglasses, preferably wrap around, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes
  • walk in the shade
  • apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection
  • wear a hat
  • wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes
  • drink lots of cool drinks
  • look our for others especially the vulnerable groups stated above.

For more information on how to enjoy the sun safely visit Cancer Research’s SunSmart website.  You can find out more about staying well this summer by visiting the Public Health pages on the Warwickshire News Website.