Norfolk Police are issuing advice as hot weather is expected to peak across the county as temperatures are set to soar to 31C (that’s about 88F).
Whilst many people like to enjoy the sun and hot weather, officers are reminding people that they should make sure they do it safely, such as avoiding drinking excess alcohol and being careful near open water. Although, a river or lake may be tempting as a means of cooling off, police are issuing a clear message to stay out of the water.
County policing commander for Lynn, Supt Dennis Lacey said: “It is difficult to judge how deep the water is and there can also be obstructions underneath the surface where people could become trapped.
“We urge people not to go into rivers, lakes and open water and ask parents to make sure their youngsters know about the dangers and go to the local swimming pool, where they can have fun and be safe.”
Members of the public attending the Royal Norfolk Show today and tomorrow (1 and 2 July), are also being advised to be prepared for their journey to and from the Norfolk Showground. There have already been reports of major congestion in the area and motorists are being warned of significant delays at busy times. People are being reminded to take extra food and water with them for their journey and to try and keep cool in warm cars. Also, do not leave children or animals in parked cars. Even on cool days, strong sunshine can make car interiors very hot.