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Top tips for keeping cool
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4 August 2023

Top tips for keeping cool

With August usually being one of the hottest months of the year, we’ve gathered some simple but effective ways to keep yourself protected and cool.

With temperatures likely to warm up as we progress through August, we have sourced some helpful tips on staying cool and protected, most of which you can do from the comfort of your own home:


  • Remain indoors during the hottest time of the day (usually between 11am – 3pm).
  • Close curtains in rooms that get a lot of sun.
  • Keep windows closed while the room is cooler than it is outside. Only open them when the temperature inside rises and at night for ventilation. If you are worried about security, only open windows on the first floor and above.
  • Take cooler showers or baths, and splash yourself several times a day with cold water, particularly your face and the back of your neck.
  • Don’t fan yourself with your hands, this vigorous action uses a lot of energy and will actually raise your temperature.
  • Ditch your normal duvet and sleep under a cotton sheet instead. You could even try putting your sheets in a plastic bag and leaving them in the fridge or freezer for a couple of hours before you go to bed.
  • Use sunscreen lotion of factor 30 or above when you’re out and about.
  • When travelling, always carry a bottle of water and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Limit activities like housework and gardening to cooler times of the day.
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing, preferably made from breathable fabrics such as cotton.
  • Drink lots of fluids and eat more cold foods such as salads and fruit which contain water.


Whatever you are doing at this time of year, make sure you remain safe and protected.