As the heat continues to rise over February, it's important to remember to best protect yourself from it.
Hyperthermia can affect anybody in two forms; through heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion occurs from overexposure to the heat or due to a lack of hydration. If you start to feel faint, sweat excessively, feel nauseous, or get muscle cramps then you likely have heat exhaustion, and should drink water, find a cooler place or take a cool shower.
Heat stroke can happen the same way as heat exhaustion, but is more severe. Symptoms include a headache, inability to sweat, body temperature of over 40C, vomiting and a loss of consciousness. If this happens to you or anybody else, find a cool area and call 000 immediately.