The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has issued some top tips for beating the heat this August as local forecasters issue another Level 5 heat alert for the Isle of Wight.
34c is expected in central and northwestern parts of the Island on Tuesday, with the mercury sitting at anywhere between 26-34c elsewhere.
Tomorrow will be a bright day with sunny spells, broken cloud and a continuing risk of the odd scattered shower. It will feel hotter across the Island than today with even coastal regions feeling the heat to some extent. The wind will be 5-10mph NE becoming SE.
The team at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust would like to help keep people safe during this hot weather and urge the Island community to follow these easy steps to stay well:
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine
- Stay cool indoors
- Use sunscreen of SPF or higher and a 4-star rating
- Limit outdoor activity
- Check on older family and friends
- Never leave kids, older adults or pets in vehicles.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/heatwave.