Heat-health alert issued in the UK for weekend

Mercury will continue to soar for the remaining week. The government issued a heat-health alert in the UK with high temperatures predicted, across the greater part of Britain, throughout the weekend.

The temperature in some parts of the country might reach 33C. The heat foreseen to last from Tuesday until at least Thursday.

The Met Office cautioned that the intense heat could have health consequences. Particularly for those who are vulnerable or prone to diseases.

The warmer conditions can bring “real health risks” for elderly people, kids, and those with fundamental medical conditions.

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Heat-health alert issued by MET office

The Met Office is working with Public Health England to ensure that; people stay protected in the hot conditions, remain hydrated, wear sunscreen, and help any individual who is vulnerable to warm conditions.

What is a heat stroke and how to treat it?

Due to increasing temperature, Britons should look out for heatstroke symptoms.

Heatstroke occurs when a person’s core body temperature became overheated and goes beyond limits, to a harmful degree.

As per NHS guidelines, When an individual spends too much time in the sun or in hot temperatures, they may turn out to be too dehydrated.

At this point, they may stop perspiring, which implies their body can presently not cool itself down. This can result in heatstroke.

If an individual encountering heat exhaustion is able to cool him down in 30 minutes, then, at that point their health shouldn’t be in genuine danger

Symptoms and treatment of heat stroke

Symptoms include; headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, lack of sweating, an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and feeling very thirsty.

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion 
Heat-health alert
A girl taking shade under the tree to avoid intense heat.

If you find someone experiencing a heat stroke. You must immediately call the paramedics and while you wait for the help to arrive you can do all of these:

  • Make to a cool environment.
  • Make them drink lots of water.
  • Try to bring down the body temperature – cooling their skin with a spray or sponge.
  • Lie them down with their feet slightly raised.

Brutal heatwave fears flared after Public Health England counts indicated 2,256 additional deaths recorded during 2020 heatwaves in the UK.

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