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30 juill. 2018 | 13h57 UTC

Slovakia: Heat alerts in effect July 30

Slovakia Alerte de sécurité

Orange heat warnings issued for western Slovakia on July 30; take measures to prevent heatstroke

TIMEFRAME expected from 30/7/2018, 12h00 until 31/7/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Bratislava). COUNTRY/REGION Solvakia

Event

The Network of European Meteorological Services (EUMETNET) has issued orange heat alerts - the second-highest level - for western regions of Slovakia on Monday, July 30. Highs of up to 33°C (91°F) are forecast.

Context

These high temperatures could be hazardous to health, particularly for the elderly, young children, and people suffering from chronic illnesses such as cardiac issues, hypertension, and diabetes. Symptoms of heatstroke include high fever, hot, red, dry skin, headache, nausea, drowsiness, intense thirst, confusion, convulsions, and loss of consciousness. 

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, remain indoors as much as possible between noon and 16:00 when temperatures tend to peak, remain well hydrated (with sugar-free, non-alcoholic beverages), and wear loose, light-colored clothing. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if displaying symptoms of heatstroke.

 

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