Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Your Local News - - Lisa Knight

Can any­one even be­lieve how hot it is here in our re­gion this week?

The of­fi­cial tem­per­a­tures have al­most reached the mid-30s in the past few days, but we’ve had read­ers send us pic­tures show­ing the mer­cury ris­ing over 40 de­grees Cel­sius.

I’ve heard fans are in short sup­ply, and we all know that wa­ter is a scarce re­source that we’re be­ing en­cour­aged to save.

This means our lawns are suf­fer­ing and so are we!

Dur­ing the Christ­mas holiday, I, per­son­ally, was naive to the sun’s wrath and was vi­o­lently sun­burnt.

The in­tense, sting­ing pain, not be­ing able to sleep or move for a week, and sub­se­quent skin peel­ing was enough to scare me off go­ing out­side with­out SPF ever again.

So, when seek­ing out re­lief from the heat, please re­mem­ber to wear sun­screen of the high­est SPF you can find, cover up and find shade - even if it’s cloudy.

Take it from this pale-skinned woman - sun­bathing is not worth it.

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