Hull and the East Riding bracing itself for hottest day of the year

Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015 by KCFM

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Health warnings have been issued across the country for an expected heatwave today.

Temperatures look set to soar to 30 celsius today, with residents in Hull and the East Riding being urged to stay indoors where possible.

A hot weather warning has been issued for our area, and so people are being asked to take appropriate care in the sun and keep an eye on their neighbours.

Britain’s highest temperatures in nine years were recorded this morning.

Andy Kingdom, Deputy Director of Public Health for East Riding Council, wants people to keep an eye on the more vulnerable members of society:

“People prepare well. If they don’t go out between 11 and 3, they do have the water available. They do have a cool place in their house to go back to, but they can cope with it, they can take care of themselves rather than be in a situation that they don’t want to be.”

He advises people to regularly drink water:

“The key bit is about keeping cool and keeping hydrated to ensure that people have plenty of water to drink. Quite often people want to do the BBQ and drink a bit too much alcohol but they need to top up with the water, so make sure you’re drinking the water.”

Mr Kingdom has warned of the signs of not keeping hydrated:

“People don’t recognise what’s happening to their body. Dizziness, dry mouth, headaches and this can result in falls, or constipation, or blood pressure problems and longer term conditions.”

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Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015 by KCFM

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