Heatwave Alert: Oman Braces for 50°C Temperatures

  • Publish date: Monday، 01 July 2024
Heatwave Alert: Oman Braces for 50°C Temperatures

As summer intensifies, Oman prepares for scorching temperatures nearing 50 degrees Celsius starting July 1, 2024. Oman Meteorology has issued warnings, forecasting extreme heat across desert and coastal areas.

According to Oman Meteorology, the heatwave is anticipated to persist for the next 48 hours, particularly impacting desert regions and coastal areas along the Sea of Oman.

In a statement released today, Oman Meteorology emphasized the likelihood of temperatures rising significantly, posing risks such as sunstroke and heat exhaustion. These conditions are exacerbated by prolonged exposure to sunlight, especially for outdoor workers engaged in strenuous activities.

To mitigate health risks during this extreme weather period, authorities recommend several precautionary measures:

  1. Scheduled Breaks: Organize work hours to include frequent rest periods during peak temperatures.

  2. Sun Protection: Avoid direct sunlight exposure, particularly in the afternoon when temperatures are highest.

  3. Hydration: Stay hydrated by drinking ample amounts of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.

  4. Training: Educate workers and supervisors on recognizing and responding to symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

As Oman prepares for this intense heatwave, it's crucial for residents and visitors alike to adhere to these guidelines to stay safe and healthy during the peak of summer.

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