According to the Meteorological Service of Cyprus, this weekend’s temperature will surpass 39 degrees, thus recording the first hottest days of the summer. Here some tips and precautions on how to protect yourself from extreme hot weather conditions:
- Always be hydrated, a lot of health problems that can develop during a heat wave are associated with dehydration, so it’s crucial to make sure you drink a lot of water. Avoid drinking beverages with caffeine and alcohol as these substances tend to make dehydration worse.
- It is better to stay indoors during the hottest time of the day, with the air condition turned on. If that’s not possible, stay close to indoor spaces like malls, hotels or even local coffee shops. If you are planning to spend some time at the beach, be sure to have water, sunscreen and an umbrella with you.
- Have an emergency kit prepared and accessible at your home and in your car. You never know what can happen. Be sure to have at least the basic stuff you will need per family member like water, medicine and hygiene items.
- You should always know who is the most vulnerable. Extreme hot weather conditions can cause health problems to anybody, but some groups of people for whom it will be more difficult to withstand the heat than others. Keep an eye on the children, the elderly, the sick or even overweighted as these people tend to be more prone.
- Have a communication plan. It’s always reasonable to think about how you can get in touch with your family members when you get separated. Have always your phone on you and try to keep in touch over short periods of time. You can always use the ‘share location’ feature of Zoom Cyprus mobile app and know the location of your family members wherever they are.
- Watch the weather forecast. You always have to be prepared for the worst, don’t ever underestimate the power of nature. Be informed and regularly check the upcoming weather conditions. You can always use Zoom Cyprus weather widget and stay up to date wherever you are.