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High Temperatures Will Continue for at Least a Week

The NI Weather & Flood Advisory Service has issued the following advisory

A Level 1 Advisory for High Temperature has been issued for Northern Ireland.

Advisory valid 9th – 15th August 2022

This advisory has been issued due higher temperatures we are to this week and into the weekend. Day-time Temperatures will be in the mid to high 20s for many areas, with night-time Temperatures also remaining high making sleeping uncomfortable. 

UV index will be HIGH to VERY HIGH. 

Heat can affect your health more than you might think. Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures can lead to worsening of heart problems, respiratory difficulties and serious health problems, and can cause heatstroke, which is potentially fatal. 

* Enjoy the weather but try to stay cool.

* Avoid going outside between 11am and 3pm as this is when the sun is at its strongest.

*Spend time in the shade and avoid strenuous activity.

*Do NOT leave children in vehicles even with the windows down.

*Do NOT leave animals in vehicles even with the windows down. 

*Help others: check up on neighbours, relatives and friends who may be less able to look after themselves (for example, if they have mobility problems). 

*It is more important to keep yourself and others cool if you or they have a heart or respiratory condition. If symptoms become worse, seek medical advice.

*Drink water or fruit juice regularly.

*Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, and if you do drink alcohol make sure you have water or other non-alcoholic drinks too. 

Enjoy the weather but safely!

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