The maximum temperature is expected to continue to rise further in the following days. The Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care would like to advise the public on the importance of keeping well hydrated during the hot summer months.
High temperatures cause water to be lost from the body at quick rates resulting in dehydration. It can also lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. The heat can affect anyone but some people run a greater risk of serious harm including older people, babies and young children, people with chronic conditions and physically active people.
To avoid the effects of the heat wave it is important to: