A heatwave is a period of unusual and uncomfortable hot weather that could adversely affect human health, community infrastructure (such as power supply and public transport) and services.

Heatwaves can affect anybody and cause illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke which can be fatal. The most important things to remember are:

  • Keep cool  
  • Drink plenty of water  
  • Stay out of the sun  
  • Look after yourself and others

For more information visit the Better Health website. 

For information about caring for pets and animals and preventing them from suffering heatstroke, visit the RSPCA website.