Level 3 heat alert declared
After days of increasing temperatures, authorities in Hungary have ordered a level three heat alert, the highest possible, according to news portal Index.hu. The alert is activated when the daily average mid-temperature reaches or exceeds 27ºC (80ºF).
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Healthcare professionals say that in extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the human body must work extra hard to maintain its normal temperature.
They suggest that everyone should avoid strenuous activity and direct sunlight; wear loose, lightweight clothing; drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated; find shade when outside; and never leave people or pets in a closed vehicle.
According to the forecast of the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ), the weather will remain hot with peak temperatures in the range of 30-37ºC until at least Sunday.
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