Warning issued ahead of scorching temperatures in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 11:07 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:12 18 July 2016
Summer may not have truly appeared yet but over the next 48 hours that is all about to change in Weston-super-Mare.
Temperatures are set to soar to more than 30 degrees in the coming days across the country.
The Met Office has predicted a high of 27 degrees today (Monday) in Weston-super-Mare and a high of 30 degrees tomorrow (Tuesday).
However, St John Ambulance has issued a warning about the potential risks of the upcoming heatwave.
Clive James, St John Ambulance training officer, said: “Extreme heat can be dangerous, particularly for the very young and old, but by being prepared you can spot the early warning signs and potentially be the difference between life and death in an emergency.
“Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the most serious problems that can develop when the mercury soars so it’s essential that people can spot the signs, such as headache and dizziness, and get them somewhere cool and rehydrated as soon as possible.”
Cramp, fainting, sunburn and dehydration are the most common conditions the ambulance service has to deal with.
The charity is urging people to apply suncream, cover and stay hydrated when enjoying the summer weather.
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