Sizzling In The Sun.

  • February 5, 2016
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According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Perth is in for extreme heat conditions the next coming days. So here are some quick facts about the heatwave that might be useful for you.

Heatwave Severity.

As indicated in the BoM heatwave mapping below; severe to extreme heatwave conditions are expected across the South West of Western Australia over the coming days.

 

Heatwave Sun to Tues

Expected Forecast.

Temperatures are predicted to reach a scorching 40°C.

  • Saturday: Sunny, 20-36.
  • Sunday: Very hot and mostly sunny, 23-40.
  • Monday: Very hot and sunny, 25-41.
  • Tuesday: Very hot and sunny, 24-39.
  • Wednesday: Very hot and sunny, 25-39.
  • Thursday: Very hot and sunny, 23-39.

Find out more, here.

What To Be Mindful About?

For some a heat wave may appear harmless, it’s just a bit of sun. But it actually poses severe health risks such as dehydration, heat stress and heat stroke.

What’s heat stress?

“Heat stress occurs when your body cannot cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature” – Department of Health.

Warning Signs:

  • Paleness
  • Sweating
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting.

Find out more, here.

What’s heat stroke?

“Occurs when the core body temperature rises above 40.5 °C and the body’s internal systems start to shut down” – Better Health Channel.

  • Resulting in hallucinations, coma, and seizures.
  • A person may stagger, appear confused, have a fit or collapse and remain unconscious.
  • Heat stoke is a medical emergency and requires urgent attention.

Learn more, here.

To find ways to prevent and treat heat conditions, click here.

Hide From The Sun.

Sheltering from the sun sounds a bit drastic and unusual, but dehydration, heat stress and heat stroke, are no joking matter.

If you are heading to the beach to soak up the extreme rays, make sure to drink plenty of water, take a beach umbrella, sunscreen, hats, and keep your stay to a minimal.

Use the heatwave wisely, be productive and do those chores that constantly get left behind. Clear out that back closet, reshuffle the pantry, binge on NetFlix or just spend some quality time with your family indoors.

Parting Tips

  • Stay hydrated as the risk of becoming dehydrated increases with heat.
  • Exercise in the early morning or night as temperature is lowest (if necessary).
  • Try to cram into the shade if you go outdoors.
  • If you feel unwell, tell someone.

 

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