National Meteorological Service Shares Tips for Staying Safe During Droughts and Heatwaves
And, in the occurrence of a drought, the National Meteorological Service of Belize says there are a few steps you can take to stay safe. Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Michele Augustine, says that the office regularly issues heat alerts on extremely humid days to prevent persons from dehydration and other effects. She explained that the nighttime has been heating up and shared some tips to stay safe.
Michelle Augustine, Deputy Chief Meteorologist: “The national MET service we issue heat alerts advisories on our web page as well as on Facebook and the advice is always to remain hydrated and of course if you don’t have to be outside doing any outdoor activity particularly in the afternoon hours then we advise that you don’t do that, you wait until it’s cooler after sundown preferably but the night I know are also warm as well and we’ve seen an increase in warm temperatures during the night time as well as in the daytime but particularly the nights tend to be warmer. So the advice is that if you don’t have to be outside in the sun then don’t do so.”