Keep sun safe in blistering weather
JUST when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, we’ve had reports of another heatwave heading our way.
According to BoM, temperatures are set to exceed 40 degrees in and around Gayndah over the weekend, while in Monto we’re looking at similar temperatures on Monday.
To make sure everyone stays safe, here’s some advice from health professionals to help beat the heat.
First and foremost, drink plenty of water.
Keep hydrated, especially if you’re active throughout the day.
Also, urine colour is the best way to determine how hydrated you are.
It should be clear to light straw-coloured, not dark or gold.
Staying indoors, preferably in air-conditioning, is recommended, especially in the middle of the day.
If your job prevents you from doing that, then make sure to pace yourself, adjust to the environment and don’t perform overly strenuous activity.
You can also stay cool by taking cool showers or baths.
Another useful piece of advice is to keep cool by soaking a bandana or similar item of clothing in cold water and wearing it around your neck.
With reports suggesting heatwaves are expected to worsen as the spectre of climate change looms, sun safety is more important than ever.
Stay cool, people.