Health conditions

Heat

In the hot weather, you need to take care of your health. WA can experience long periods of extreme heat, where the maximum and minimum temperatures are much hotter than usual.

Video – Hot weather advice

Read the video transcript hot weather advice.

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After the heat

Coping with hot weather can be very stressful and tiring. It can take a couple of days for you to completely recover.

To help you stay healthy after hot weather or extreme heat:

  • continue to drink plenty of water so your body can get back in balance
  • open doors and windows with locking screens to let cool air through your home to cool it down
  • get plenty of rest
  • if you feel unwell, make a time to see your doctor
  • contact family and friends to see how they coped and to check if they need help
  • think about the things you could do differently so you are better able to cope next time it is very hot
  • make any changes to your home so it will be more comfortable next time there is hot weather or extreme heat.

Where to get help

  • If you have severe symptoms, always dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance in a medical emergency
  • See your doctor
  • Visit a GP after hours
  • Ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222

Acknowledgements

Disaster Preparedness Management Unit


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