Heat warning for Royal Norfolk Show

Royal Norfolk Show organisers will be taking extra precautions to ensure animals stay cool during the predicted heatwave - and they have also issued advice to the expected 100,000 visitors.

Royal Norfolk Show organisers will be taking extra precautions to ensure animals stay cool during the predicted heatwave - and they have also issued advice to the expected 100,000 visitors.

With temperatures expected to soar to the high 20s C on Wednesday and Thursday, show manager Sarah de Chair said: 'Animal welfare is a major priority.'

'There will be three vets on site and the animals will be regularly monitored throughout both days. I will be in direct liaison with the vets and if any issues arise they will act on them accordingly.'

She urged visitors to apply sun cream regularly and wear a sun hat and ensure they drink plenty of fluids.


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Mrs de Chair said: 'There are plenty of shaded areas for visitors to take advantage of - under the trees, the picnic area in the woods or the covered grandstand seating.'

The show has ordered in extra bottles of water for the judges and stewards.

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Mrs de Chair said no dogs should be left in vehicles during this weather, even with a window open.

'If dogs are brought to the show, owners should ensure that they are given access to water regularly during the day.'

A dog cr�che is being provided this year.

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