On Tuesday, July 24, the Monaco Government issued a new warning about the challenges of extremely hot weather, as the thermometer is expected to rise above 30 degrees by day and 25 at night over the next few days, with no sign of the heatwave ending until well into August.
According to age, the body does not react in the same way to high temperatures. Older people sweat less and the body has difficulty staying at an ambient 37. In the event that body temperature rises above 40 degrees, there is a risk of heat stroke and loss of consciousness.
For children and younger adults, the body sweats a lot to maintain the right temperature. But as a result we lose water and we risk dehydration if we don’t drink water, even when we don’t feel thirsty.
The warning advises residents to avoid going out during the hottest hours, from 11:00 until 17:00. A siesta is advised, as well as the avoidance of outdoor activities requiring lots of energy. Other recommendations include wearing a hat, light clothing (cotton), loose and light in colour, keeping accommodation cool (close windows and shutters/blinds during the day and opening them in the evening and at night if it is cooler.
In case of emergency call the Fire Brigade by dialling 112.