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Advice issued as further hot weather expected to hit Nuneaton and Bedworth

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth residents are being advised to take care after The Met Office extended an extreme heat warning.

Advice issued as further hot weather expected to hit Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth residents are being advised to take care after The Met Office extended an extreme heat warning.

Temperatures look to build later this week and early next week for much of England and Wales.

The Amber warning, which has been issued for three days, from Sunday, 17 July, highlights likely adverse health effects for the public, not just limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat.

High temperatures could extend further into next week and an extension of the warning will be considered in the coming days. 

For NHS England hot weather advice go to: https://www.england.nhs.uk/category/heat-alert/

People are also being reminded about the dangers of open water swimming with lakes, pools, rivers, canals and quarries are all examples of bodies of open water which can carry many dangers for swimmers which can be fatal.

The risk is especially high if you are swimming alone and have no one there to assist if you get into difficulties. There is also a risk to others who can lose their lives in attempting a rescue.

Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio holder for Health and Environment said:

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our residents to take care during this heatwave.

“We are advising everyone to keep out of direct sunlight if they can, drink plenty of water to make sure they do not become dehydrated and to get as much ventilation as possible into their homes.'' 

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s grounds-care teams are checking on how summer bedding is being impacted by these conditions.

Two mobile watering teams are being deployed on bedding, one on baskets with static site watering at Bedworth’s Miners’ Welfare Park.

Our waste, recycling and garden waste crews may make an earlier start – from 6am – in a bid to take advantage of the cooler early hours, and avoid the hottest part of the day.  

Residents are asked to present their bin by 6am on their normal day of collection.  

Maintenance and frontline staff working outdoors in other services will also review their tasks on a day to day basis, while the hot weather continues, and may be diverted to other duties.