Met office issues highest extreme heat warning     

The Met Office have issued its first ever Level 4 warning for extreme heat next week – putting the UK on national emergency footing. Haringey has been identified as one of the areas where local communities may be hit hardest.

Temperatures could get as high as 40°C (104F) for the first time and people are being urged to prepare and take action to protect themselves and others from the extreme heat.

How to stay safe during this time:

  • Stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day (11am to 3pm). If you have to go out, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat or light scarf to protect yourself.
  • Take water with you when travelling away from home and drink regularly throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid extreme physical activity.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes.

If you are struggling to cope with the heat, there are a number of designated indoor ‘Cool Spaces’ in Haringey:

  • Wood Green Mall, 159 High Road, N22 6YQ
  • Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU
  • Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA

You can also cool off in any shaded areas of the borough’s parks and public green spaces, or near ponds or open water.

Find a cool space near you on this interactive map (external link).

For more information and advice on keeping yourself and others well during heatwaves visit: www.haringey.gov.uk/heatwaves

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