Types of emergency
Page last updated: 08 Aug 2022
Severe heat during summer can be very damaging to the health, and on rare occasions can be fatal.
For regular warnings and updates on weather forecasts, visit the Met Office website.
Everyone should be careful in the sun, but some groups are more at risk than others. Those at greater risk are:
Contact your doctor, pharmacist or NHS direct if you have any concerns about your health, skin or the effects of heat.
During hot weather, the number of passengers who become unwell on trains increases.
Follow these tips to help keep yourself and others well.
All Hillingdon schools should follow national guidance on keeping cool during a heatwave and make local decisions on relaxing uniforms, wearing protective hats, staying out of the sun for outdoor activities, such as PE, and drinking water during lessons. If you have any queries, please contact your child's school directly.
Ensure you protect pets by either bringing them inside or ensuring they are provided shade. Give them appropriate amounts of water and remember to refill as required. Never leave any pets alone in a car, especially during a heatwave.
Long periods of hot and dry weather can increase the risk of grass fires.
Check what can cause a grass fire and find tips on how to prevent them on our Grass fires web page.