As the Shoalhaven swelters through another day and temperatures are expected to tip 37 degrees Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District are reminding people to keep up the H20.
“Heat waves or long periods of extreme heat can have serious impacts on our health,” they said.
“Planning ahead and being prepared for extreme heat is important.
“During extremely hot weather, it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat.
“If this happens you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke.
“If you suffer from any chronic health problem, your condition may become worse during a period of hot weather, so plan ahead and beat the heat.”
A southeasterly change is expected to push up the coast on Thursday bringing with it some brief relief, before temperatures creep up again on Friday ahead of the weekend.
Four tips to beat the heat
- Drink plenty of water - even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Keep cool - your body and your house.
- Take care of others - visit or telephone elderly friends, neighbours and relatives at least once a day. Take care of babies and children and never leave them or animals alone in a car, even if the air conditioner is on.
- Have a plan! - know who to call if you need help and follow your doctor’s advice if you have medical concerns.