San Diego Is Getting Hot
San Diego is getting ready for a heat wave that will send temperatures 10 degrees above average by the weekend. Hot air blowing up from Mexico is expected to make the rest of the week hot and sweaty, increasing heat and humidity from the beach to the desert in east San Diego County.
Temperatures will go over 100 degrees in many places. The National Weather Service has announced a heat advisory to warn residents about the risk of heat-related illness.
Tips to Beat the Heat
If you’re spending time out in the sun the next few days, be careful. Any member of your family could be affected by a heat stroke. Here are some things you can do to help beat the heat:
- Slow down. Try to do more of your physical activities during cooler parts of the day, like in the morning or after dark. And pace yourself so you don’t overheat when you are in the sun.
- Stay indoors as much as possible. Keep shades down and blinds closed, but windows slightly open. Catching a breeze could work as well as your air conditioning.
- If you have to work outside, take plenty of breaks in shaded places.
- Take a cool shower or bath. But don’t stay too long, we’re in a drought!
- Avoid using the oven.
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect away some of the sun’s heat.
- Air out hot cars before getting into them.
- Drink more fluids than usual, even if aren’t feeling thirsty. Water is the best thing to drink during heat waves.
- See a doctor if you feel you’re feeling sick because of the heat.
San Diego Cool Zones
One of the best ways to beat the heat is to visit one of San Diego’s Cool Zones. Every summer, San Diego County designates many air-conditioned settings like libraries and rec centers as places people can go to cool off while getting out of the house. A full list of places to go can be found at coolzones.org.
The Law Office of Thomas M. Huguenor cares about your family. Keep them safe during this heat wave by keeping them cool.