Heatwave Set to Continue

Sunny and humid conditions are set continue. According to the National Environmental Agency temperatures will rise again on 30-31 July making them the hottest and sunniest days of the year so far.

In the lowlands the temperature will reach 38+ to 40+ degrees. On the coast the temperature will be 31+ degrees to 33+.

In western Georgia on 1 August it will be cloudy with slight rain but the rest of Georgia will experience full sun. The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health has been issuing recommendations for people to beat the heat.

“During the hottest hours it’s recommended to keep windows closed, draw the curtains and turn on your air-conditioning. People are advised to ensure the internal temperature reaches no higher than 32 degrees at home. People who don’t have air-conditioning must drink a lot of water or take a cool shower or bath, to help cool the body. Medicines must be kept below 25 degrees," the statement said.

“First of all it is vitally important to take in a lot of water throughout the day. It is recommended to drink 8-10 cups of water per day, even if a person does not feel thirsty. Especially during the hottest period, the body needs to be hydrated. Also, people must avoid being outdoors during the hottest hours. It is recommended that people should go out only in the early morning hours or in the evening wherever possible.

Nino Ioseliani

30 July 2015 12:55