New heat warning issued for August. How long will stay into force the yellow code

A yellow warning for heat was issues across Moldova and will enter into force on August 11 to 14.

The thermometers will show up to 33-36 Celsius degrees.

Risks:

  • The risk of harm to the health of the population (fainting, hypertension, sunburn, burns, dehydration), especially those in the major risk groups (children, elderly, chronic, especially cardiac and respiratory patients);
  • Impairment of work capacity;
  • Withering, drying, yellowing of leaves, ripe and uncooked fruits, discontinuation of growing crops.

Recommendations:

  • Avoiding prolonged sun exposure between 11 and 18;
  • Wearing sun hats, light colored clothes made of natural fabrics;
  • Daily consumption of about 1.5 - 2 liters of liquids;
  • Avoiding excess coffee and drinking alcohol;
  • Reducing the intensity and pace of physical activity.
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