Warning of heat wave from Arabian Peninsula

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Published: 2020-07-02 16:55

Last Updated: 2020-07-02 18:31


Warning of heat wave from Arabian Peninsula
Warning of heat wave from Arabian Peninsula

A hot air mass arriving from the Arabian Peninsula will hit Jordan, the Civil Defence Directorate (CDD) has warned, asking the public to take the following precautions:

• Avoid exposure to sunlight to prevent heatstroke;

• wear light and loose clothing;

• wear hats and take breaks throughout the day, especially when working in direct sunlight;

• watch children and ensure they remain hydrated;

• drink adequate quantities of fluids, especially water;

• do not leave children alone in vehicles, especially during high temperatures;

• be careful when leaving sterilisers in vehicles because they are highly flammable;

• contact 911 in emergencies.