Legionnaires’ disease alert for Sydney CBD. NSW Health

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‘Beat the heat’ and stay well during hot weather

Heat Wave Concept

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Extreme heat or heatwaves are periods of unusually hot weather.

In Australia, extreme heat events are responsible for more deaths than all other natural hazard events combined.

Hot weather can affect everyone, however those at greater risk include older people, people with existing medical conditions, babies and young children, outdoor workers, socially isolated people, people who are homeless and pregnant women.

Climate change is resulting in more hot days and more intense heatwaves. Now more than ever, it is important to know the risks of heat, who is at risk, how to prepare, and how to protect ourselves and others.​

Before, during and after a period of hot weather it’s important that you keep cool and stay hydrated by drinking water.

Who is at greater risk of heat-related health problems

Visit the NSW Health website for more resources.