The State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) has activated the yellow warning, which means risk, for high temperatures that can reach 38 degrees Celsius this Saturday in the heat of a heat wave throughout the Region of Murcia.
Specifically, the notice will be active in the regions of the Altiplano, Northwest, Vega del Segura, Guadalentín Valley, Lorca and Aguilas from 2 pm to 8 pm, with a probability ranging between 40 and 70 percent.
Recommendations before a heat wave
In this sense, the Emergency Coordination Center has published a series of recommendations to deal with high temperatures such as drinking plenty of water without waiting to be thirsty;
monitor children, elderly and sick people;
try to stay in cool places and not go out in the hottest hours;
as well as not leaving anyone inside the car with the windows closed.
Specifically, the 112 recalls that excessive heat can damage health, leading to dehydration, exhaustion, fainting and very dangerous heat shocks, causing serious problems and even death.
In this regard, remember that the most sensitive to heat are those over 65, babies and children under 4 years, obese people, people with respiratory and heart disease, those with mental disorders, people who perform a physical over-exertion and those who take diuretic, hypotensive, antidepressant or psychotropic medications, among others.
In this sense, he urges people to take a series of measures at home, such as drinking water even if they are not thirsty, juices and fresh drinks, and not drinking alcoholic beverages.
Also, recommend eating fruits and green vegetables, avoiding hot and heavy meals.
It has to remain in the coolest places in the house;
close the windows and curtains of the facades exposed to the sun, open them at night to let the air run;
take baths and showers;
offer water to children frequently;
and use some type of air conditioning in a rational way.
On the street, the 112 recommends avoiding going out in extreme heat hours, from noon to dusk and, if it has to be done, recommend protecting yourself with a hat or umbrella.
In addition, you have to walk in the shade, wear comfortable clothing and light colors and carry a bottle of water;
do not stay or leave anyone in the car with the windows closed;
and avoid sports activities and decrease physical activity in the hottest hours.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana