A heat wave is strolling through the Province and Manitobans are reminded to practice heat and sun safety throughout the summer.
We’re going to see temperatures of up to +34 on Friday and Saturday!
Here are a few tips to keep you safe this weekend:
When the temperature rises, heat illnesses can be prevented by:
- drinking plenty of water or other liquids before feeling thirsty
- avoiding too much sun and preventing sunburn
- planning energetic outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day
- finding a cool place to go
- taking a cool bath or shower
- checking on family members, neighbours and friends when it gets hot, especially older adults and people with chronic conditions
- not leaving dependents or pets alone in closed vehicles or direct sunlight
- limiting alcohol consumption
Also, make sure to protect yourself from exposure to UV rays by:
- wearing a broad-brimmed hat and appropriate clothing to reduce sun exposure, especially between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- applying sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15, to all exposed skin, according to the instructions on the label
- reapplying sunscreen at regular intervals, especially if in the water or sweating
- covering babies and keeping them in the shade, and avoid using sunscreen on babies
- wearing sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
- avoiding the use of artificial UV tanning equipment
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! Stay safe Winnipeg!