The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert for Sunday 24 January and Monday, 25 January.
The forecast conditions may cause an increase in heat related illnesses and exacerbate pre-existing medical conditions in the community.
On hot weather days remember:
- Drink Water
- Hot cars kill
- Keep cool
- Plan ahead
- Help others
People facing emergency medical situations as a result of the heat, or those dealing with fire should ring 000.
Others needing less urgent medical assistance should contact their doctor or the Nurse on Call service on 1300 60 60 24, for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria 24 hours a day (calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate).
Groups particularly vulnerable to the effects of hot weather include the elderly, young children, pregnant women, persons with a disability, the frail and the sick. Council encourages you to look after yourself and to check in with your elderly, frail or sick friends, relatives and neighbours during hot weather days. Read more: Tips for coping with the heat
For further information on staying healthy in the heat this summer visit the Better Health Channel.
Anyone with power supply issues should call their local service provider.