The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Severe Heatwave warning from Wednesday 15 February 2023 to Saturday 18 February 2023. There are low intensity heatwave forecast across Victoria for this period but it is below the threshold for messaging.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Heatwave Warning.
Please go to http://www.bom.gov.au for the Bureau of Meteorology Heatwave Warning.
The forecast heatwave conditions may cause health impacts in the community.
Heatwaves can affect anyone. Older people, people with a pre-existing medical condition, pregnant women and young children and babies are most at risk.
Organisations should monitor their local weather conditions from Victoria Weather and Warnings (bom.gov.au) and respond in accordance with their heat plans. Individuals and communities should also prepare for the heat.
More information can be found at:
- Bureau of Meteorology Heatwave Service – http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/heatwave/
- VicEmergency – https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
- Survive the Heat – https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/heat
How to Survive the Heat:
- Drink plenty of water.Always take a bottle with you.
- Hot cars kill.Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
- Keep cool.Seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
- Plan ahead.Schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you.
- Check-in on others.Look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, older people, children and babies, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.
- Call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 606 024 or see your doctor if you are unwell.
- In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).