Heat wave warnings in Lincolnshire

With temperatures predicted to continue to soar throughout Lincolnshire over the next 2 weeks, and a level 2 heat wave alert issued by the Met Office, it’s important to remember the health dangers associated with a heat wave.  Vulnerable groups such as the elderly, seriously ill and very young are considered to be at most risk, as high temperatures can exacerbate heart and breathing problems. 

Dehydration is a key concern and we would encourage those spending time outdoors in particular, to drink plenty of fluids, but avoid caffeine, fizzy drinks and alcohol. Remember, if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated which left untreated could lead to severe health issues.

Try to stay out of the sun between 11-3pm and wear a high factor sun cream containing UVA and UVB protection.

Make the most of the warm weather, but if you are out and about in the county over the next few days, remember to stay sun safe.