How To Keep Cool During Hot Weather - Top Tips To Survive A Heatwave

It's an absolute scorcher, sure it's hitting the mid to high twenties right now across Ireland - some places 30C. If you're struggling to keep cool here are some tip and tricks to help you through the next few days for all the family

It's an absolute scorcher, sure it's hitting the mid to high twenties right now across Ireland - some places 30C. If you're struggling to keep cool here are some tip and tricks to help you through the next few days for all the family.
  • Try to avoid the sun between midday and 3pm when it's at it's hottest.
  • If outdoors try walking in the shade where possible and apply a high factor with 5 stars UVA protection.
  • Try wear lightweight loose fitted clothing, sunglasses with UV protection and a cover up with a hat.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate. Hydrate. Drink lots of fluids throughout the day and try to avoid caffeine.
  • Drink plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks.
  • Keep an eye elderly neighbours and make sure they are keeping cool and drinking plenty of fluids during the warm weather.
  • Ensure babies, children and animals are not left alone in cars.
  • Head to the cost and catch the sea breeze or maybe hit your local swimming to stay cool in the heat. 
  • Invest in a fan. You won't know the sheer joy a fan will bring until you own one during a heatwave.
  • Eat plenty of water-based fruit and vegetables such as pineapple, watermelon, grapes, cucumbers and tomatoes to help keep you hydrated. 
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