Slough warns residents to take care during heatwave

Slough Borough Council has issued a heatwave warning on its website, advising residents to be careful of dehydration.

The council says:

In a severe heatwave the body can overheat and dehydrate, leading to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Symptoms include: headaches, nausea and intense thirst, sleepiness, hot red and dry skin, a sudden rise in temperature, confusion, aggression, convulsions and loss of consciousness.

If you are worried about what to do, either for yourself or for someone you know who you think might be at risk, contact the NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit their NHS Direct website.

The council has advised residents to keep abreast of the latest information on two websites:

The South East remains on Level 2 (Yellow) — “Alert and readiness” which is triggered as soon as the risk is 60% or above for threshold temperatures being reached in one or more regions on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night.

Threshold temperatures in the region are

Social and healthcare services are expected to be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.

The current outlook is for temperatures to rise again early next week with a likelihood of level 3 being reached in some areas.

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