The Health Ministry warned the maximum temperature is expected to rise in the coming days. Currently around 32 Celsius the air temperature is expected to rise to 35 later even reaching 36 degrees on Thursday with a relative humidity of 33 per cent.
The June record was 40.1 degrees set on 13th June 1997.
The Health Department advised the public on the importance of keeping well hydrated during the hot summer months as high temperatures cause water to be lost from the body at quick rates resulting in dehydration. They also cause heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Some people may also run a greater risk of serious harm; these include older people, babies and young children, people with chronic conditions and the physically active.
To avoid the effects of the heat wave one should: keep out of the heat by avoiding any unnecessary exposure to the sun during hot periods of the day usually between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stay cool by staying in the coolest parts of the home and work. Drink regularly to make up for the losses and eat more cold food.
One is advised to seek advice if you have any concerns.
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