Heatwaves or extreme heat events can have serious impacts on people's health.
Heatwaves or extreme heat events are times of abnormally hot weather lasting several days. It is based on the three-day forecast minimum and maximum temperatures, compared to historical temperatures over the last 30 days, for a particular location.
Climate projections show extreme heat events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.
It is important you prepare early, plan for the first heatwave and protect yourself.
How to prepare yourself and your home for a heatwave.
When a heatwave comes, know how to stay healthy.
Babies and children need special care during a heatwave.
Learn the signs and how to treat a heat related illness.
Find out who is at a higher risk during a heatwave.
How to keep yourself safe from COVID-19 during the summer months.
Advice, tips and information about heat related illness.
Useful resources to help keep you and your loved ones healthy in the heat.
Keep in contact with elderly friends, neighbours and relatives during a heat wave in case you or they need help.