Warnings issued for sky-high temperatures today

MÉRIDA – This Friday Yucatan is forecast to register the highest temperatures in Mexico, between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius (104 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit), in a heat wave that also will include the states of Campeche and Tabasco.

The general population has been advised to take precautions, as long exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can generate heatstrokes. Minors and seniors should take extra steps to not be in the sun for long periods of time in order to avoid loss of water and body salts.  Exposure to the sun and heat for more two hours with these temperatures can cause heatstroke. Another recommendation is to hydrate, consume plenty of water, not very many sugary drinks, as well as wearing hats or caps.

Meteolorogía and Protección Civil recommend to stay in the shade and wear ventilated clothing to promote perspiration. According to forecasts, the highest temperatures this Friday throughout the country will be in Yucatan, Campeche and Tabasco.

TEXT: Meteorological Service of Mexico, The Yucatan Times, MID-POINT

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