Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Coping with a heat wave


Fred the weatherman on ITV said it was going to be very hot in this area over the next few days. He meant that temperatures could reach 24.

I have news for you Fred, 24 is a mild spring temperature for us. When it gets really hot, then you need advice of how to cope and that is what Bigastro provides.

Drink lots of water and liquids without alcohol. Tempting as it might be, to go for a pint or two of beer, that is not a great idea.

Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. High summer is not the time for stews and casseroles.

Wear light clothing both in weight and colour. Black absorbs heat, white reflects it.

Don’t forget sun protection cream.

Avoid intense physical work when the temperatures are high and of course watch out for children and the elderly.

Valencia publishes a comprehensive guide here which is in English.

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