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Published Thursday 21 January 2021
Tags:General, Leisure

Keeping cool in the hot weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated there's some warmer weather on its way this weekend.

On Monday, Council's Visitor Information Centre will remain closed due to the 41 degree weather forecast.

Everybody can take steps to understand how to look after yourself and others in a heat event - a period of unusual and uncomfortable hot weather. Heat events can cause illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat can affect anybody, but there will be some in our community who are more at risk. I would encourage you to seek cool arrangements if you need to do so, or check in on your family and friends to make sure they are okay.

Steps to help

There is some simple steps we can all follow to help get through the next few days:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Never leave anyone in a car
  • Stay somewhere cool - you can visit one of Mitchell Shire’s libraries, Visitor Information Centre or pools to stay cool (see below for details)
  • Plan Ahead
  • Check in on Others

It's important that you look after yourself and keep in touch with sick or frail friends, neighbours and relatives.

Call for help

If you’re feeling unwell, see your doctor or you can call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24.

In a life-threatening emergency, please call 000.

This page was last updated on 19 February 2021.