The Turkish Meteorological General Directorate issued a warning for high temperatures that are expected to start on Tuesday, July 11 and end on Sunday, July 16.
Warns of High Temperatures
The Directorate said that temperatures are expected to be 5-10 degrees above normal in the Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean regions, and 2-6 degrees above normal in other regions.
Antalya is expected to experience temperatures of up to 43 degrees Celsius, Adana is expected to experience temperatures of up to 42 degrees Celsius, and Diyarbakır is expected to experience temperatures of up to 41 degrees Celsius.
Officials warned that people, especially those with chronic health conditions, the elderly, and children, should be careful and take precautions between 11:00 and 16:00 during the heat wave.
Things to do during a heat wave
- Drink plenty of water
- Stay in the shade
- Avoid outdoor activities
- Be aware of the signs of heat stroke
- Help the elderly and people with chronic health conditions
Signs of heat stroke
- Reddened skin
- Increased heart rate
- Speech impairment
- Loss of consciousness
What to do in case of heat stroke
- Move the person to a cool place
- Loosen the person’s clothing
- Give the person plenty of water
- Apply a cold compress to the person’s head
- Call 112
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El Niño typically occurs every two to seven years. However, some El Niño events are more severe than others. For example, the 1997-1998 El Niño event was one of the most severe El Niño events in the past century. This event caused billions of dollars in damage around the world and affected millions of people.
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