Keep cool — and safe — as heatwave heads for Eastwood and Kimberley

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As temperatures are expected to soar over the next couple of days, residents are being advised by the County Council to take extra precautions in the hot weather.

Temperatures are expected to hit 29 degrees celsius tomorrow in Eastwood, Kimberley and the surrounding towns, and during the sunny intervals it will feel even hotter.

According to Met Office forecasts the weekend is also predicted to be very warm with a 60 percent probability of heatwave conditions between 8am on Friday and 8am on Sunday in the East Midlands.

The Council is advising people to keep cool at home by closing curtains against sunny windows and opening windows, and to keep safe in the sun by carrying out the following precautions:

• try to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm

• wear sunscreen

• wear loose cotton clothing

• drink lots of cool drinks

• seek shade

• wear sunglasses and a hat

• look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses

• never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.

Chris Kenny, Director of Public Health Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City, said: “Whilst the forthcoming period of hot weather is only expected to last a couple of days, vulnerable people such as older people, young children and those with ill health need to be on their guard as high temperatures can be risk to their health.