14 June 2022
Public Health is issuing warm weather advice as temperatures are set to rise this week with the potential to beat previous June records.
While many people welcome the hot summer weather, it is also an appropriate time to remind Islanders of the sensible precautions that should be taken to minimise any risk to health as the Island could see highs of 31°C. The hottest temperature recorded in Jersey in June is 33°C.
Extreme heat can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration. Older people and children are particularly at risk. There are some simple steps that everyone can take to cope in hot weather including:
- Shutting windows, pull down the shades, blinds, or curtains to keep your rooms as cool as possible.
- If possible, staying out of the sun for long periods and avoid the hottest part of the day
- Wearing sunscreen and hats when outside
- Having cool baths or showers
- Drinking plenty of water. Avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol
- Wearing loose, cool clothing
If anyone has any concerns regarding their wellbeing or that of someone they know during warm weather, they are advised to seek medical advice.
Deputy Director of Public Health, Grace Norman, said: "With temperatures set to rise in the coming days and as we enter the summer season, it is vital that Islanders, especially those at risk, take the necessary precautions when out and about. Those at greatest risk include elderly people, babies, and young children as well as those with a serious chronic condition such as heart or breathing problems.
"I urge Islanders to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day and to check up on friends, relatives, and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves."
Islanders can stay up to date with the latest weather forecast issued by Jersey Met at www.gov.je/weather.