It won’t have escaped your attention that we are enjoying lovely weather at the moment. But, did you know that the Met office have already issued an AMBER warning – which highlights likely adverse health effects for the public, not just limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat. – for the weekend and possibly up to next Tuesday?
The entire South of England may experience record breaking temperatures in coming days, which sounds great. But, as the nation is unused to such extreme weather, the pressure placed on roads, railways, the energy and water sectors, as well as the NHS and wider emergency services, will likely be very intense.
It might be worth thinking over your travel plans, as roads and rail will almost certainly be busy and may experience problems. Stay hydrated – take water with you if you go out. Wear a hat. Consider your exposure to the sun – have you got enough sunscreen? Is it worth checking in on vulnerable family or neighbours now?
Stay safe. Remember that our emergency services will be working at full stretch. Minimise your risk.
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Cllr Steve Bell