Severe weather

Heatwave

Although warm weather is usually seen as a good thing, severe hot weather can have negative health effects. For some, particularly the very young, the elderly and those who have a chronic or severe illness, severe hot weather can be quite dangerous.

Heatwave Plan for England

The Heatwave Plan for England contains practical things we can all do to minimise the risks to our health in extremely hot weather.

The plan offers advice that can help prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. This page also has guidance leaflets on staying safe in hot weather and keeping cool at home.

Further advice on preparing for hot weather

Pages in Severe weather