1. Let the fire go out or switch off the central heating, if you have it
2. Open all the windows
3. Take off your cardigan or jumper
“This sort of freak heatwave can easily take older people by surprise so it is important that we follow these few simple ground rules in order to keep cool,” said Sir Norman. “I am pleased that so many young men are walking round our towns and cities with their tops off and I suggest older people follow their example. But please do not do this at work as this may cause offence to your colleagues and may be grounds for dismissal".
Sir Norman emphasised that this advice does not apply to women or to people who live in Carlisle, where temperatures are expected to stay close to freezing for a week or two more.
Place it on your forehead and secure with blu-tack or sellotape. This will keep you cool for at least 10 minutes. When it is no longer cold, simply pop it back in the fridge and repeat the process.
WARNING: Many people are in the habit of keeping small hand towels or flannels in the fridge for the same purpose. If you do this, it is important that you do not accidentally mistake the towel for the tripe if you are planning to cook a meal. Even experts can find it difficult to distinguish between the two, so please consult this handy identification chart.