Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature is below 35°C. This can develop with prolonged exposure to temperatures under 10°C, or after prolonged immersion in cold water of less than 20°C.
A person with hypothermia may not be aware of their need for medical attention.
A body temperature below 32°C is life threatening.
Hypothermia can affect anyone, those at higher risk include:
In NSW, call 1300 066 055 to talk to your local Public Health Unit.