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It’s dangerously hot outside

Trinidad Express / The Meteorological Service Division says it’s going to extremely hot over the next three to four days, and has issued a Hot Spell alert.

In a statement, the Met Office said that on three days over the last six days the maximum temperatures during the day would be or exceed 34 degrees Celsius.

It gave a 60 per cent probability chances of this temperature continuing for the next three or four days and said that within the cities, built up and urban area the maximum temperatures are expected to be more intense.

“These high temperatures can be hazardous to health, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, persons with long-term or serious illnesses and young children,” stated the Met Office.

It warned that the hottest time of the day would be between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

MSD  advised that it was important for people to wear appropriate clothing during this, to stay hydrated at all times and to keep out of the sun in order to avoid sunburn.

The Met office said: “Do not leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or even animals.

“These hot temperatures and dry air, along with already present moderate to strong winds will also combine to create high fire potential in grassy areas of the country. Persons are advised to avoid activities that promote open flames, fires and sparks since they have the potential to quickly develop into bushfires,” stated the Met Office.

Last year, the Met Office warned of a hot spell with temperatures soaring above 35 degrees Celsius.

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