The Costa del Sol certainly gets hot during the summer but this year is definitely hotter than usual, with AEMET the Spanish weather office reporting that temperatures today will reach 40 degrees for the third time! We still have August to get through which is the hottest month!
For clients visiting the area its great news but for your safety, it is important to take a few precautionary steps to avoid getting too burnt, heat exhaustion, sun stroke or worse during the Spanish heat waves.
The sun is at its most potent from noon until 3pm, so it is best to stay out of the sun, even if you are a hardened sun tan fanatic. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated – then drink some more! It is all too easy to feel unwell quite quickly and this is usually because of not taking in enough water. Beer does not count as water!
Heatstroke is a serious condition which can be avoided by being sensible with the sun and drinking lots of water, as suggested. Did you know that sunstroke can occur quite suddenly?
- hot, red and dry skin
- a sudden rise in temperature
- an intense thirst
- confusion and aggression
- loss of consciousness
If you suspect that you or a member of your party are suffering from heatstroke, it is advised that you seek immediate medical attention without delay.
Never leave children, elderly persons or animals in a hot car – not even for five minutes. The intense heat we are experiencing will turn the inside of a car into an oven in no time whatsoever.
There are plenty of websites where you can read more about sunstroke and we recommend that some research be made before visiting the Costa del Sol´s intense summer this year!
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