With severe to extreme heatwave conditions forecast from Sunday and into next week, Central Highlands Regional Council is reminding people to be mindful and keep cool.
There are simple steps to make sure people and pets stay healthy and safe. The top dos and don’ts for hot weather:
- Keep in touch with sick or frail friends, neighbours, relatives and vulnerable persons to ensure that they are coping with the hot conditions.
- Stay inside when possible, particularly during the hottest part of the day.
- Ensure pets have plenty of water, take them for walks at sunrise or sunset and avoid hot concrete.
- Drink lots of water.
- Avoid consuming drinks with high levels of sugar, caffeine and alcohol and very cold drinks.
- Eat little and often.
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
- Do not leave children, adults or animals in parked vehicles, even for a short period of time.
For more information on how to stay healthy and safe in hot weather, please click here.
For up to date weather forecasts visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.