People are being urged to be safe on the water and smart
about the heat, as temperatures are set to hit more than
40degC across NSW.
This time last year paramedics say they responded to a spike
in triple-0 calls at beaches and pools, with people having
jet ski accidents, getting caught in rips, and drowning.
To try to prevent history from repeating itself, NSW
Ambulance are urging people to be safe when battling the
People are expected to migrate to the beach across the
state's coast, with temperatures tipped to hit 32degC in
Sydney, 31degC in Bondi and 34degC on the state's north
In the city's west tops of 36degC are forecast for Penrith,
while areas in the Central Tablelands are also expected to
reach about 36degC.
Dubbo in the state's central west is expected to experience
tops of 39degC, while Bourke in the state's upper west looks
to be one of the hottest spots at 46degC.
"In the west of the state where temperatures of over 40
degrees are expected, dehydration and heat stroke are a real
threat. In these areas and across the state, if you need
relief from the heat stay inside in an air-conditioned
environment, keep up your water intake and minimise the
consumption of alcohol in the hottest parts of the day," NSW
Ambulance said in a statement.
It also reminded people never to leave a child or pet shut in
the car, to keep up the sunscreen and drink lots of water.
"Retreating from the heat does not necessarily mean just
flocking to the beach or the pool to cool down without taking
precautions," the emergency service said.