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The UK is prone to a wide variety of weather extremes, all of which can cause great disruption. Here you will find advice on what to do to be better prepared and guidance on where to go for further information and updates.

Hot weather

Whilst most of us enjoy sunny weather, the extreme heat of a heatwave can be seriously damaging to the health, and sometimes even fatal. The main risks are dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke - If you are worried about your health during a heatwave contact NHS 111 or talk to your GP or pharmacist.

Cold Weather

Cold weather is very likely in the UK, particularly between the months of December to February. Some people are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, flu, pneumonia, falls and injuries, hypothermia, depression and dementia when the temperature drops below 8C.

You can help to make sure you stay safe by following the guidance here to help you to stay safe. 

Remember to have your flu vaccine if you are eligible.

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