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Charity Age UK has warned older people it is "extremely important" to keep cool as temperatures soar across the country.
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK's director, said that the elderly should remain indoors during the hottest part of the day, drink plenty of fluids and wear light clothing.
She also urged people to keep an eye on older relatives during the heat wave.
"Anyone with an older family member or neighbour can help by calling in to check to see if they are OK and if they need help in taking reasonable precautions to stay well in the hot weather," Ms Abrahams added.
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The Met Office has today forecast potential heatwave conditions for parts of the South East and declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert.
This warning is triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% or higher chance of temperatures being high enough to have a significant effect on health.
The hot and humid air moving up from the continent will see temperatures rise through to the weekend and the humidity will make it feel close, muggy and uncomfortable for many in the heat.
Here's some top advice to keep safe in the sun
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
- apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection
- wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyeswear
- wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes, a hat and light scarf
- drink lots of cool drinks
- look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
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