The interim Chief Medical Officer is reminding people to take care as the country experiences another heatwave.

Mayo’s Professor Breda Smyth is urging people to take action if they feel any signs of heat exhaustion and prevent heatstroke.

Met Eireann has issued a yellow alert for Leinster and Munster from tomorrow, with highs of 27 to 29 degrees forecast, an advisory high temperature alert is in place for the rest of the country.

The interim CEO says the exceptionally warm weather is a time for us all to enjoy being outside, but she is encouraging people to take extra care when in the sun over the coming days. 

Look out for others around you, especially individuals who may be more vulnerable to the effects of heat such as older people, young children and babies.

Regularly and liberally apply sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of at least 30+ for adults and 50+ for children

Stay out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods as much as possible during the day, especially between the hours of 11am to 3pm when UV is strongest

Wear light and loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin, wear a hat and sunglasses

Make sure you have enough water to drink; an adult needs approximate 2 litres of liquid over 24 hours. 

Meteorologist, Joanna Donnelly, is advising people to keep curtains and windows closed..

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