Forecasts for the following days are for extremelty hot weather, average of 36 degrees, followed by possible storm/rain by the end of the week. This is due to a potential typhoon/tropical depression in the region.
Heads up again, as there have been many cases reported of both heatstroke as well as contact burns with hot surfaces. We are talking second to third degree burns from touching metal sheets, garbage pails, metal railings, vehicles, concrete floors, etc. Mostly children, but adults too. Many slip and fell on a metal surface and got burned badly.
Also, please take care of your pets. They wear no shoes and asphalt/sidewalks get scorching. Leave plenty of water for them and let them find the freshest place they can. Heatstroke symptoms in pets.
Early signs of heatstroke include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, loss of appetite and muscle weakness,” Chu said. “When these symptoms occur, people should drink water and rest immediately.”
People should not stay outdoors for extended periods during peak UV times between 10am and 2pm, he said.
The Health Promotion Administration said heat injuries includes heat edema, heat cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, while a high body temperature can trigger cardiovascular, cerebrovascular or respiratory problems and even sudden death.
It said that people should remember three important rules to avoid heat-related illness:
First, keep the body cool by wearing light colored, loose clothing; avoiding direct sunlight; and staying indoors where there is good ventilation.
Second, drink water frequently and avoid alcoholic or sugary beverages.
Third, keep an eye on the temperature, monitor your own condition and get plenty of rest and water if you feel ill.
The cloudless sky mean possibility of sunburns is very high. With cloud cover only high.
Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Ultraviolet rays in northern and eastern areas of Taiwan were very high Sunday, meaning that 20 minutes of exposure could result in sunburn, according to the UV Index forecast network operated by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
So, better wear sunscreen/long sleeves with UV threads, etc some kind of protection. And I do not mean an umbrella.