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Tips To Beat The Heat As Western Sydney Is Set To Sizzle

We're being urged to keep a close eye on the weather over the next four days as extremely high temperatures are expected in our west.

Here are some simple ways you can keep cool and safe this weekend.

Remember to;

• Stay well-hydrated

• Avoid alcohol and hot or sugary drinks

• Limit your physical activity

• Try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day

• Wear light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton

• Regularly check your forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology on radio, TV, internet or App

• Get advice from your doctor about whether your medication and/or your medical conditions may affect what you should do if it gets extremely hot

• Make sure you know who you are going to call (who may need help, and who could provide help to you if needed); make a list of telephone numbers and make sure they are current.

Tourists, campers, and other holidaymakers who are in unfamiliar environments are urged to take extra care, especially when swimming.

Every year thousands of people require rescuing from the surf and needlessly drown.

If you can, it's a good idea to spend some time in an air-conditioned building. For more information please refer to the Beat the Heat website:

health.nsw.gov.au

Additionally, no animals should be left in confined, unventilated areas.

Members of the public should also regularly visit the Rural Fire Service website for updated bush fire warnings and information.:

rfs.nsw.gov.au 

For updated weather forecasts and warnings visit:

bom.gov.au

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