The UK is split. Some people despise the hot weather and others love nothing better than to languish in the midday sun.
The latest from the UK Met Office are that summers are going to get hotter, with extreme temperatures becoming the norm.
According to the Met Office, the killer heatwave that claimed the lives of 20,000 people across Europe in 2003 is going to become a regular feature of our summers by the 2040s. That summer, the UK experienced highs of 38.5C – over 100ºF.
Butif the Met Office is correct, the new climate forecast for the end of the century could see 2003 temperatures pale in comparison to future summers.
We only have ourselves to blame for the warming world and warming atmosphere – it’s a man-man problem. The reason why the temperature is set to soar is because of the amount of carbon dioxide beingadded to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuel, according to scientists.
But along with the hotter summers will come heavier downpours of rain. This is because warmer air holds more moisture.
While some people will rejoice at the thought of summertime hotting up, those who work in offices may not see the bright side. And it’s not only office workers who suffer in the hot weather. When the mercury rises, sleepless nights can follow – and so can short tempers.
So with hotter weather expected in the future, it’s important to know how to stay cool when it hots up outside.
Here are a few tips to help you the sun safely:
- Avoid the noonday sun. When it’s very hot outside, the best way to enjoy the weather is to limit your exposure to the sun to between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Try to stay in the shade and don’t exert yourself.
- Take plenty of fluids. This means water. Water is absolutely essential for keeping cool in hot temperatures. Take a bottle of water with you when you go out, especially when you’re travelling in the car. And stay away from caffeinated, sugary and alcoholic drinks as much as possible.
- Wear comfortable footwear. Your feet can become uncomfortably hot during the summer. Open-toe sandals and flip-flops are great for short distances, but if you’re planning on walking around you’ll want something that offers arch support and durability. Believe it or not, when you’re wearing shoes, socks can actually help keep your toes nice and cool because they mop up the moisture.
- Dress for it. Cool clothing consists of lightweight fabrics and loose-fitting garments. Light coloured clothing will reflect the heat, also helping you feel cooler. And don’t forget the sunglasses to shade your eyes.
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