Hot weather can cause serious health problems, especially for older people, people with existing medical conditions, babies and young children, outdoor workers, socially isolated people, people who are homeless and pregnant women.
Before, during and after a period of hot weather it’s important that you keep cool and stay hydrated by drinking water.
During hot weather it’s extremely important to keep cool to prevent yourself from becoming unwell.
When outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by applying sunscreen and wearing sun-protective clothing, sunglasses and a wide brim hat.
During hot weather it’s important to stay hydrated.
Did you know... If your urine is pale you are probably drinking enough water. You can
test your urine using our colour chart.
It is important to learn the signs of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, how to treat the symptoms, and when to seek medical help.
Learn the signs, symptoms and first-aid for heat-related illnesses
Extreme heat and heatwaves can cause power outages which affect your air-conditioning or electric fan. Find out how to prepare for a power outage during extreme heat:
Plan ahead to beat the heat.
AusGrid website for information about current power outages in NSW.
The strain of heat exposure, including disrupted sleep, can be felt after the hot weather has passed.
Visit the healthdirect website for more information about
hot weather risks and staying cool.
For health information and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week phone
healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or speak to your doctor.