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Hot weather advice issued as temperatures set to hit 32

Temperatures could hit 32 degrees in Jersey on Wednesday

Jersey and Guernsey's governments have issued advice on how to stay safe in hot weather, as temperatures are set to reach up to 32 degrees.

Extreme heat can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke and dehydration, and older people and children are particularly at risk.

Advice is to:

  • Stock up on food and drink supplies so you don't have to go out into the heat everyday
  • Avoid going outside during the hottest time of day 11am to 3pm
  • Leave strenuous activities like gardening or DIY for later on in the day
  • Take cold baths and showers
  • Drink plenty of fluids but avoid coffee and alcohol
  • Provide shade for babies with parasols
  • Freeze ice lollies for children
  • Keep your home cool by closing curtains, opening windows and using fans
  • Wear a sun hat and loose light clothing, try to stay in the shade
  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals

The UV index is also particularly high, so people are being told to look at the UVA and UVB ratings on sunscreen, the higher the better.