Carlow people are being urged to be sun smart ahead of the expectant hot weather in the coming days.
With a High Temperature Advisory issued by Met Éireann as regards hot and sunny expected in Ireland from Sunday into early next week, the HSE/South East Community Healthcare are encouraging people to be #SunSmart.
In line with this Met Éireann weather alert, day time temperatures are expected to reach the high 20s and possibly breach 30 degrees in Carlow.
The general advice from the HSE for such circumstances is for people to stay hydrated, keep cool and to check on those who may be particularly vulnerable – including babies and the elderly.
In addition, one of the messages of the HSE’s current #SunSmart information campaign is that Sunscreen is an important sun protection measure but should not be used as the only line of defence. It should be used alongside other protective measures such as clothing and shade.
Urging everyone throughout the counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford to be #SunSmart, the HSE/South East Community Healthcare’s Acting Head of Service/Health and Wellbeing Kate Cassidy added: “The Sunny South East is expected to really live up to its name over the coming days. So, whether you are spending time outside in the garden, enjoying a barbecue or are attending outdoor events this weekend, follow the five #Sunsmart simple steps to learn how to protect yourself and your family this summer. See www.SunSmart.ie and check out #SunSmart on social media.
“Of course, thousands of people from one part of the South East are fortunate enough to be travelling to Dublin for a particular event on Sunday! We’d remind fans when up for the match and in Croke Park, if standing on Hill 16 for example, to be #SunSmart. Of course, we also wish the Kilkenny hurlers the very best of luck on the day!”
For more information on being prepared for summer, see #BeSummerReady https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/9e76d-be-summer-ready/
Up to date weather forecasts and warnings are available on www.met.ie.