TEMPERATURES are set to soar this weekend and medicos have issued a timely warning to keep locals out of danger.
Tamworth temperatures are tipped to climb into the high-30s over the weekend.
Hunter New England public health physician Dr David Durrheim urged people to take the risk of heat-related illness seriously.
“During a heat wave, it is very important to stay in regular contact with your elderly friends, neighbours and relatives, and to look out for other vulnerable members of your community,” Dr Durrheim said.
The doctor issued some simple advice to keep people healthy in the heat.
Dr Durrheim said drinking plenty of water and staying indoors during the heat of the day were the top tips for avoiding heat-related illness.
He also recommended light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton.
“Signs of heat-related illness include confusion, dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headaches and loss of sweating,” Dr Durrheim said.
“People showing any of these signs should seek urgent medical attention through their GP or local emergency department.”