Welwyn Hatfield heatwave to continue into next week, as Herts county council urges people to avoid midday sun

Reqs the fire dog showing us how it's done. Photo: Herts County Council.

Reqs the fire dog showing us how it's done. Photo: Herts County Council. - Credit: Archant

The heatwave in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield could continue for another week, as temperatures are predicted to stay in the 20s for the next six days.

A Herts county council infographic with advice for St Albans people. Photo: Herts county council dep

A Herts county council infographic with advice for St Albans people. Photo: Herts county council department of public health - Credit: Archant

Hertfordshire’s heliophiles are being urged to keep cool and hydrated.

Cabinet member for public health, Richard Roberts, said: “It’s great to see people out and about enjoying the hot weather.

“However, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable, such as older people, young children, and those with serious illnesses.

“Everyone can enjoy the sun safely by keeping out of the heat at the hottest time of the day, avoiding sunburn and staying hydrated with plenty of cool drinks.”


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People are advised to follow a few simple precautions, such as staying out of direct sun between 11am and 3pm, wear loose-fitting clothes and a hat, and apply sunscreen and walk in the shade.

For more information, visit www.nhs.uk/summerhealth

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