The NHS has issued a health warning as the weather in Suffolk is expected to be hotter than Barcelona. 

According to the Met Office, highs of mid-20's can be expected next week.

The Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board have advised people to stay hydrated, stay cautious, and look after people at risk, such as pregnant, elderly and young people, as well as those on medication.

Dr Rush Bushaway, associate medical director of the ICB, said: “Most advice on staying well during the warmer summer weather is common sense, but some people run a greater risk of harm.

"This includes older people, babies and young children and people with a serious chronic condition, particularly breathing or heart problems. So please look out for others."

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He added: “Dehydration in older people can cause dizziness and light headedness and is a major cause of falls and fractures. Older people often experience a reduced sensation of thirst, meaning they don’t realise they need a drink.

"This particularly affects those with Alzheimer’s disease or those who have suffered a stroke. Some medicines such as diuretics and laxatives may increase the likelihood of dehydration and those who are incontinent might limit their fluid intake.

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"Preventing dehydration can be life-saving. Family members and carers should be aware of the symptoms of dehydration which includes sluggishness, confusion, dizziness and dark urine.

"Don’t rely on an older person telling you they are thirsty, instead ensure they are having a drink at specific times of day whether they are thirsty or not. The recommendation is six to eight cups of fluid each day, which includes tea, coffee, fruit juice and water.

"If you have a heart condition it is important that you keep out of the hot sun, stay hydrated, eat cold foods and avoid too much exertion."

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He also warned that: “Babies less than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight and older infants should also be kept out of the sun as much as possible.

"Attach a sunshade to your baby’s pushchair, make sure your child wears a sunhat and apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 to your baby’s skin.

“And please remember, if you use an asthma inhaler don’t leave it in direct sunlight or somewhere it could get hot, such as a car glove box. This could prevent it from working properly.”