Extreme heat warning

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A weather warning has been issued for extreme heat.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat between 8.00am on Wednesday 21st July and 23.59 on Friday 23rd July 2021.

Temperatures both by day and night will increase this week leading to public health impacts

The warning is in place for County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry and County Tyrone.

What to expect:

  • Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat

  • The wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses

  • Ongoing pressures on water resources

  • An increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail, leading to power cuts and the loss of other services to some homes and businesses

  • More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents

  • Some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays

Further information and advice is available from the Met Office website:

Help and advice

  • Housing Executive tenants call 03448 920 901

 

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