It's going to get hot in Bendigo this week! It's important to take care of yourself and others ...

The temperatures in Bendigo are going to be extreme in Bendigo this week.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions occurring when the body’s temperature rises and the internal organs start to shut down.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion range from muscle cramps, dizziness and nausea to vomiting and fainting.

The risk of heat stress is higher for young children as they sweat quicker than adults and are less likely to be able to tell you they are dehydrated.

There are simple things people can do to prevent their children from suffering dehydration, heat stress or worse.

Make sure they are drinking water rather than sport drinks or fruit juices and if you’re worried they might be dehydrated, ask them when they last went to the toilet. If it’s been a few hours then they’re not drinking enough. If it’s been over six hours then they are likely to be dehydrated.

Here is some general health information for extreme heat conditions.

Who is at risk?

Extreme heat can affect anybody however the people most at risk are:

Tips to survive the heat

There are simple things you can do to stay safe in the heat:

Plan ahead for extreme heat

There are simple things you can do to prepare for extreme heat:

Last updated: November 24, 2020.