Respite from the heat, but it will heat up again on Saturday
AS MUCH of New South Wales sweltered through its hottest Ocotober day in decades, ambulance paramedics attended numerous heat related callouts.
A burst of cold air overnight will today see day time high temperatures reach 25 degrees while the mercury is set to rise above 30-degrees again on Saturday on the Coffs Coast.
With the onset of hot weather NSW Ambulance warned people to beat the heat as anyone can be affected by dehydration.
People who are most vulnerable to being adversely affected by the heat are the very young, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
The most important thing is to stay cool, hydrated and, if at all possible, keep out of the heat.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treat more patients for heat exhaustion on high temperature days and symptoms of heat exhaustion include;
Nausea and vomiting; fainting and dizziness; loss of appetite; weakness and/or headache.
During yesterday's high temperatures a severe fire ban was placed on the Coffs Coast.
The fire danger today will be very high.