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Extreme Heat Weather Warning

Amber Warning Heat

The Met Office has issued an AMBER weather warning of extreme heat from Thursday, August 11, to midnight on Sunday, August 14, affecting Rhondda Cynon Taf and many other parts of Wales and the UK. 

People are advised to make substantial changes to daily routines and working practices to cope with the conditions. Forecasters predict that the exceptionally high temperatures could lead to widespread impacts on residents and infrastructure. 

Individuals may experience ill health effects from extreme heat, that could potentially be serious. There may also be delays travelling and disruption to transport. 

There are simple things that everyone can do to protect themselves from exposure to too much heat and sun: 

  • Stay out of the heat – stay indoors, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, wear sunscreen and cover up. 
  • Cool down – drink plenty of water. 
  • Keep cool – remain in the coolest part of the building and keep rooms shaded and cool. 
  • Look out for others – check on elderly or sick family or neighbours. 

Extreme Hot Weather: Advice For The Public

Pet owners are also being advised to keep them out of extreme heat, keep them cool and ensure they are hydrated.   

RSPCA: Dog care in summer    

If you are planning to visit coastal areas, lakes and rivers, please adhere to all safety warnings. Water temperatures will be significantly colder than air temperatures. Also, as tempting as they look, DO NOT swim in reservoirs at any time. 

The Council will be monitoring the weather conditions and will deal with any issues which may arise as a result of the extreme heat. If you have any issues, please call the Council’s Emergency Out Of Hours number 01443 425011. 

Please only dial 999 is cases of emergencies. Seek advice from 111 for all non-emergency health advice. 

Follow the Met Office and the Council’s social media accounts for all the latest updates. 

Posted on 12/08/2022