Another hot Sunday in Majorca; time for the sea.

18-08-2019

A yellow alert for high temperatures on Sunday. Highest values, up to 38C, forecast for northern areas. The outlook for the week has possible showers on Tuesday and temperatures falling to highs in the low-30s for the rest of the week.

Forecast highs:
Sunday, 18 August
34C Alcudia
32C Andratx
34C Calvia
33C Deya
34C Palma
38C Pollensa
33C Sant Llorenç
32C Santanyi

Monday, 19 August
32C Alcudia
32C Andratx
33C Calvia
33C Deya
34C Palma
35C Pollensa
32C Sant Llorenç
31C Santanyi

Saturday's highs
36.4C Muro
35.7C Sa Pobla
34.3C Pollensa

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MDB should enter this information when informing about the heat during the summer time:

A temperature of 32 ° and a relative humidity of 75% corresponds to an experienced temperature of about 43 °, and that is at the limit of what can be tolerated.

See: Heat index & Table of values https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_index ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Humidity affects

Humidity is also of great importance for our perception of heat. The temperature is experienced as higher when the air has high humidity, than when it is dry.

When the temperature is above 32 °, even bare skin cannot radiate enough heat, and sweating must take over the cooling. If it is very humid then evaporation cannot be done quickly enough.

A temperature of 32 ° and a relative humidity of 75% corresponds to an experienced temperature of about 43 °, and that is at the limit of what can be tolerated.

At such high temperatures, sweat flows and it is extremely important to get enough fluid to replace the lost. Otherwise, the temperature control of the body can be put out of play and you get heat stroke, which can cause death if the body temperature rises above 41 °. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EAT! Ice-cold lollies, slushies and ice cream might seem like natural choices when you want to cool off, but they may actually do more harm than good. “Cold food and drinks might give you an initial cooling effect but it’s short-lived,” says Kerry. “That’s because consuming food leads to an increase in temperature as the process of digestion is heat-generating. This combined with the rapid cooling initiated by cold food and drinks means your body over-compensates by increasing your core temperature. So you may actually end up feeling hotter than you did to start with!” That sorbet doesn’t sound so appetizing after all …

Drinking something hot on a sunny day might feel like the least appealing thing to do, but warm drinks can actually help regulate your body temperature. Kerry says: “Hot drinks make your core temperature rise and that makes your body want to cool down so you sweat more to lose heat through your skin.” ‘Thermogenic’ - means tending to produce heat - foods like spices and chili also increase body temperature as they kick-start our metabolism. This promotes sweating, which has a cooling effect!

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