Editorial Staff
5 months ago

Editorial Staff
5 months ago

Excessive Heat Watch upgraded to Warning.

Antigua and Barbuda is currently under an Excessive Heat Warning according to climatologist Dale Destin.

The warning will remain in effect until next week Tuesday, with the hottest periods expected between 8 am and 5 pm.

Temperatures are predicted to reach at least 50 degrees Celsius or 122 degrees Fahrenheit, creating dangerously hot conditions.

The risk of health issues is high, especially for sensitive people, with the potential for extensive impacts.

Although extreme heat can put everyone at risk for heat illnesses, the elderly, young children, people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions, or psychiatric illnesses, those who work or exercise in the heat, homeless people, and low-income earners are at the highest risk.

The potential health implications include heat illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

These illnesses can lead to long-term health problems, and heat stroke can even cause death.

Heat stroke is the most dangerous heat illness, with symptoms such as complete or partial loss of consciousness or confusion and high body temperature.

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