How to stay cool in the heat

This will apply more to the Southern Hemisphere dwellers and particularly here in Australia where temperatures may rise as high as 50 degrees next week.

“Heatwaves and hot weather kill more people in Australia than bushfires, cyclones and any other natural disaster, so it’s important to adapt your activities and have a plan to keep cool.

Heatwaves can be dangerous for anyone, but they’re especially dangerous for older people, young children and people with a medical condition. However, there are lots of things you can do to help yourself – and your family, friends, neighbors and pets – beat the heat and keep cool this summer.” Source

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Wear cool, loose clothing so heat is not trapped and your skin can breathe. Go see pretty dresses here!

Try to spend time in an air-conditioned place like a shopping centre, library or cinema. Read about some of the most interesting cinemas from around the world.

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Drink plenty of water (avoid fizzy drinks and alcohol. Heat places a lot of strain on the body and can cause dehydration and heat stroke. Carry water with you when going outside. And speaking of outside, perhaps it’s time to bring back the sun umbrella. Read why here.

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