A heatwave can leave damage in its wake and has a visible detrimental effect on the landscape (dried-up ground, cracks in the earth, damage to crops etc.). Moreover, severe heatwaves can also cause fatalities, as was the case in 2003.
After a heatwave, you should take extra care of yourself and not try to undertake vigorous sporting activities. The body needs a period of time to readjust.
Find out from your local pharmacist or doctor what precautionary measures can be taken to be well prepared in the event of a future heatwave.
After a heatwave, the potential for forest fires still exists.