Weather in Mijas

Sábado 22/06/2024

It is recommended to stay in the shade during the hours when the sun is at its strongest

It is recommended to stay in the shade during the hours when the sun is at its strongest

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EXERCISE CAUTION FACING THE HEAT

  • The high temperatures are here, so we offer some tips to care for your health this summer

A few weeks ago we welcomed what many consider to be the best time of the year: summer. However, for others it is quite the opposite... heat and sweating

The summer season began this year with a heat wave that left temperatures in our municipality that were around 36 degrees, and as it moves on we are seeing temperatures above 40, which is why the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) decreed a yellow alert. Faced with this situation, and with more heat waves to come, it is very important to take precautions and look after your health during the hottest days of the year.  

Recommendations to combat high temperatures

The Ministry for Health of the Spanish Government stresses the importance of raising awareness among the population. That is why during these months they advise people to drink plenty of fluids even if they do not feel thirsty, reduce caffeine, sugar and alcohol consumption, eat light meals, protect themselves from direct sun exposure, stay in cool places, avoid practising sport in the middle of the day, pay attention to babies, children and the elderly, do not leave persons or animals inside parked vehicles and keep medicines in cool places. 

Heat stroke

During these days it is also essential to know how to recognise heat stroke. But what is it? According to the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), heat stroke is when the body is unable to control or regulate its temperature, which rises sharply to 40º. Immediately the skin becomes hot, red and dry, followed by an intense headache, nausea, thirst, drowsiness, dizziness, loss of consciousness and even convulsions. 

In the event that a person suffers from heat stroke, the SAS explains that the emergency services (061) should be notified immediately. In the meantime, the person should be placed in a cool place, their clothes should be soaked with cold water, they should be fanned, if they are conscious they should be given a drink of water and placed on their side.

Remember: in order to enjoy the summer, look after yourself when it is very hot.