Skip navigation View desktop version

Surrey County Council

What's behind the website banner?

General enquiries: 03456 009 009

Text size

Help tools


Site search


Global navigation

Heatwave

The Met Office operates an annual Heat-Health watch system in England and Wales from 1 June to 15 September in association with the Department of Health.

The Heat-Health Watch system compromises four levels of response based upon threshold maximum and minimum night-time temperatures. For more information about the Heat-Health Watch scheme visit the Met Office website.

Heatwaves can be dangerous for the very young, older people and those with serious illnesses. In extreme cases, excess heat can lead to heatstroke.

If a Heatwave does occur this summer, it is important to be prepared and take steps to reduce the risks both for yourself and those friends and relatives that may be vulnerable. There are many simple ways to do this and you can find easy to follow guidance on the NHS Choices website.

Please contact the Emergency Management Team if you have any questions:
Email: sccemt@surreycc.gov.uk, Tel: 03456 009 009.

Page information

  • Updated: 31 Jan 2013
  • Alan Morris
  • Send to a friend

Permalink: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/?a=180593

Top

Please rate this page