Temperatures of 33°C are forecast today (17 June) and health officials are asking islanders to take sensible precautions to stay safe.
Temperatures have been building through the week and reached 28.8°C at Maison St Louis just before 4pm yesterday (16 June).
It's been a very hot day: with sunshine and light winds, the temperature reached 28.8˚C at Maison St Louis Observatory just before 4 o'clock this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/ou5I8OLuF7— Jersey Met (@Jersey_Met) June 16, 2022
Highs of 33°C are forecast today, along with a UV Index of 8.
That would match the hottest ever June day in Jersey.
Advice to stay safe includes:
- Shutting windows, pulling down shades, blinds or curtains to keep rooms as cool as possible
- Staying out of the sun for long periods if possible and avoiding the hottest part of the day
- Wearing suncreen and hats when outside
- Having cool baths or showers
- Drinking plenty of water and avoiding tea, coffee and alcohol
- Wearing loose, cool clothing
- Not leaving dogs alone in cars.
The new Water Play Area at Millbrook Park is expected to be open from mid-morning.
The government announced last March that the children's pool would be replaced and asked youngsters what they would like to see there instead.
Credit: Government of Jersey
Parents and carers are being encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make sure their children are protected.
We're also being reminded to make sure our pets are safe too - by not walking them in the extreme heat, not leaving them in a car and making sure they keep cool and well-hydrated.