Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On yellow alert

Due to high temperatures, the State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) have put parts of the Alicante province on yellow alert. Although skies are expected to be a little cloudy, Aemet say that some areas may see temperatures reach 36 degrees C over the next few days. 

The Catalan Autonomous Government have prepared a Plan of Action in case we experience a summer hotter than usual. They are preparing maps showing the level of risk; green, yellow, orange or red.

They say that older people are the most vulnerable along with young children, those with reduced mobility, the obese, those taking part in sport and anyone who is engaged in physical activity. People with cardiovascular, respiratory, mental or chronic diseases are at risk as well as people living on their own, in the street or in poor social economic conditions.

The recommendation is to drink between 2 and 3 litres of liquid each day- preferably water; to  avoid being out in the sun particularly in the middle of the day and to wear sun glasses to protect your eyes.

The areas of the province where temperatures are likely to reach 36 are in the interior and in the north.

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