Thursday, July 25, 2019, it will probably be the hottest day ever in the Netherlands. Making the record of 38.6 ° C on August 23, 1944, in Warnsveld. And in Maastricht on 27 June 1947 with a temperature of 38.4 ° C. I know and heard enough! So I have to prepare!
Basic tips to protect yourself and others
The red cross gives the following tips:
- Drink a lot
- dress lightly
- avoid strenuous efforts
- do your shopping in advance
- check and double-check your medication
- cool yourself
- go outside protected
You can read the entire article here.
In addition to these basic tips, I also think it would be very wise if you still have to go outside to use
Wear mainly cotton and linen. These fabrics are airy and do not absorb heat. They also absorb moisture well.
Rather white than black (the only time you hear me say this because otherwise, they are equal). Black clothing absorbs sunlight, so you feel more warmth, while white clothing reflects the sunlight. And so you stay cooler.
Ensure that my upper legs do not sand. I have written a whole blog post about this here.
Wear cotton underwear. Nice and airy and keeps out odors and bacteria.
Close windows and doors. And keep your curtains closed. If it starts to cool outside, you can open your windows and doors again.
And so I survive a heatwave. Do you have any other tips? Then I would like to hear it!