24 May 2019

Rounds up cool advice for dealing with heat

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What are your golden tips on how to cope with the extremely hot weather? Due to climate change, there has been an intense and in most cases abrupt rise in global temperatures, and it makes perfect sense to outline the essential measures to resort to in "close encounters" with the Sun. reports citing

Sydney, Australia, has been suffering from a massive heatwave recently, with temperatures hitting a record high of 47.3C (117F).

Sunday's temperatures fell short of the scorching heat registered in the area back in 1939 when the mercury reached 47.8C. Players participating in the Sydney International tennis tournament, France's Kristina Mladenovic among them, were even forced off the court before midday on Sunday after temperatures hit 40C.

The main risks posed by a heatwave are those of dehydration and overheating, which may result in heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Meteorological experts traditionally issue warnings for varying levels of a heatwave, from a level one alert through to level four. Health services also issue recommendations on how to deal with the heat. While no specific action is needed for a level one alert, level two notifications demand some preparation and a number of measures to be taken.

2018.01.07 / 18:59
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