Hot weather across England - warnings and advice issued
Warnings about hot weather across large parts of England have been issued by the Met Office and UK Health Security from 9 June to 12 June.
The amber warning covers the Midlands and southern England.
There is also a Met Office warning for thunderstorms on Saturday, 10 June
National advice from UKHSA
- check on family, friends and neighbours who may be at higher risk of becoming unwell, and if you are at higher risk, ask them to do the same for you
- know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and what to do if you or someone else has them
- keep out of the sun at the hottest time of the day, between 11am and 3pm
- if you are going to do a physical activity (for example, exercise or walking the dog), plan to do these during times of the day when it is cooler such as the morning or evening
- keep your home cool by closing windows and curtains in rooms that face the sun
- if you do go outside, cover up with suitable clothing such as an appropriate hat and sunglasses, seek shade and apply sunscreen regularly
- drink plenty of fluids and limit your alcohol intake
Advice from Fire and Rescue
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service has issued advice about water safety in warm weather
Environment Agency information
Should thunderstorms lead to any flooding in watercourses the Environment Agency issues flood alerts and warnings .
Levels on individual Oxfordshire watercourses can also be monitored on the Environment Agency website.
It is possible to sign up for weather alerts from the Met Office by filling in this form on their website.
Oxfordshire County Council has a flooding toolkit which contains good advice for residents and businesses in the case of flooding.