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Hot Weather Strategies

Stay healthy in the heat

Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather and extreme heat. Some groups of people – such as babies and young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have chronic health conditions – are more at risk than others.

Follow these simple steps to stay healthy in the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stay cool with a fan or air-conditioner
  • Avoid going out in the hottest part of the day
  • Keep curtains, blinds and windows closed during the day to keep your home cool
  • Cool off with a shower or bath
  • Look out for family, friends and the elderly
  • Check the weather forecast so you know when hot weather is coming
  • If you go outside during the day, wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved and light-coloured clothing, a hat, sunglasses and SPF30+ sunscreen.

Cool off at these Council locations

Port Augusta Public Library

4 Mackay Street

Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli Gallery

6 Beauchamp Lane

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Central Oval

10 Augusta Terrace

If you have an elderly parent, neighbour or friend that does not have air conditioning, then grab a book and head to Central Oval to sit in air conditioned comfort and get some relief from the heat

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm