Hot Weather

15/07/2022

Summer is coming!!!

You've no doubt seen the publicity about a heatwave, even if there's not great sign of it in Cumbria just yet.

We're not currently due to get the hottest of the weather, but it is likely to get warmer, particularly from Sunday until Tuesday.

A couple of things to bear in mind here......

Young children and older people are more vulnerable to extreme heat, and it's sensible for everyone to stay out of the worst of it and well stay well hydrated. There are some public health graphics below, and some key public messages at the end of the Heatwave plan attached - feel free to use these on social media, etc, or to watch out for the messages from partners and share those.

Water safety is also a concern in Cumbria - swimming in our lakes, rivers and in the sea is great for those of us who are used to it, but as you'll know, it's very different to swimming in a pool, and people often get caught out by that.

There's a message from John Beard, Chief FIre Officer (and LRF Chair) below:

As the weather gets warmer, people are likely to seek cooler conditions by the coast, by lakes and by rivers. Unfortunately there have been many tragic incidents involving open water, and if partners could continue to share with #BeWaterAware message (Be Water Aware (nationalfirechiefs.org.uk)) it would be appreciated. Risks include Cold Water Shock, and more information can be found atCold Water Shock – the Facts | Royal Life Saving Society UK ( RLSS UK ). Guidance on Open Water Swimming can be found atOpen Water Swimming Safety Advice And Tips – RNLI.