aveyron New episode of high temperatures [MIS A JOUR]

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by Le Progrès Saint-Affricain

14 June 2022

A new high temperature event has been confirmed by Météo France at Aveyron and Occitanie by the end of this week. The department is on alert for a yellow heat wave.

[MIS A JOUR à 19 h 15]

After an extremely long heatwave in France already in May, a new high-temperature event has been confirmed by Météo France by the end of this week in Occitania.

On the evening of Tuesday, June 14, the governorship announced Aveyron placed wakefulness yellow heat wave.

Heatwave expected this Wednesday in Aveyron “It announces the services of the State. ” This afternoon, maximum temperatures reached 38°C. The next night, from Tuesday to Wednesday, temperatures will drop between 17 and 21°C across the episode. »

And to elaborate: Temperatures are expected to remain high on Wednesday, ranging from 34 to 37 degrees Celsius. between Thursdaythe temperature should condense and increase between 3 and 4°C, up to 40°C.
Friday is the high point of this heatwave: temperatures should reach 38 to 41°C in the afternoon and stay high between 19 and 22°C at night. »

Correct reflexes to accept

In a press release, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) is reminding of good reflexes that must be adopted to protect themselves and ensure the health of the most vulnerable in the face of heat.

The health effects of heat are not limited to extreme events: heat has an immediate effect on the body from the first increases in temperature. In the case of high temperatures, the body is put to the test. Knowing the health risks allows you to protect yourself from the effects of heat.

The dangers of high heat

Exposure to high heat is an attack on the body. Sweating allows the body to maintain its temperature, but when it loses control and rises rapidly, a person can experience heatstroke, which can be fatal. Babies and people who are already vulnerable (elderly or chronically ill) are particularly vulnerable. During a high-temperature event, they run the risk of dehydration, exacerbation of their chronic diseases, and even heatstroke.

People in good health (especially athletes and manual workers exposed to heat) are not immune if they do not heed a few basic precautions.

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To protect against heat

Drink water several times a day. Continue to eat normally. Wet your body several times a day using an atomizer, a washcloth, or taking a warm shower or bath. Avoid going out during the hottest hours (11:00 – 21:00). If you must go out, wear a hat and light clothing. Aim to be in a cool or air-conditioned place for two to three hours a day. Limit your physical activities and sports. Close blinds, curtains and windows during the day. Ventilate at night.

If there are elderly, isolated or chronically ill people around you, talk to or visit them. Take them to a cool place. In case of discomfort or behavioral problems, call a doctor.