Podgorica – At 3 p.m. yesterday in Podgorica meteorologists have measured the temperature of 41, 2 degrees of Celsius, and on several displays in town people could see the figure of 45 degrees.
Head of the meteorologist center in Hydro meteorologist bureau Radivoje Vuckovic said that Tuesday was the warmest day in this year. Veckovic said that the temperatures above the average, but that they have been expected.
– At 3 p.m. it was 41, 2 Celsius which is one degree less compared to the absolute maximum from the year 2003 – said Vuckovic.
It was also very warm in other towns of Montenegro, including the north of Montenegro.
– It was 28 degrees in Zabljak, which for that part of Montenegro is surprisingly warm. Stabile and very warm weather we should expect until the end of the weekend, maybe even a degree more compared to the temperature predicted for today. Considering the fact that the temperatures have surpassed 30 degrees following days will be tropical ones, and in several towns we shall have also tropical nights. Index of UV radiation is also very high so it is not recommended to stay to long in the sun. Favorable condition is low humidity of air. Humidity of air in Podgorica is 18%, which means that there is no additional unfavorable influence on human organism – said Vuckovic.
Because of high temperatures the number of patients in E.R. has been increased.
According to the words of the chief of E.R. in Podgorica, Sasa Srefanovic about 30 patients with symptoms provoked by high temperatures come to E.R.
Of that 10 persons are healthy persons which have difficulties because of too much exposure to sun, and 20 of them are chronicle patients which have more serious symptoms of their illness – explained Stefanovic.
He warned on bad influence of UV rays stressing that everyone should avoid to expose himself/ herself to the sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. especially children, older persons, and ill people. Stefanovic said that old people, chronicle patients who suffer from heart, breathing, and bone problems, as well as the ones having cancer are the ones that have the hardest time of dealing with high temperatures. They have to be specially careful to take their therapy regularly, and in case that their condition gets worse they should immediately go to the doctors.
– On great heats people should drink more liquid, to eat as much fruit and vegetables as possible in smaller but more often meals. One should avoid hot, spicy and heavy food. In order to protect yourself from the sun people should wear hats with wide rim, sunglasses, and thin clothes of bright colors made of natural materials which cover most of the body. The part of the body which the clothes doesn’t cover should be creamed with creams with high PH factor of protection – stressed Stefanovic.
He stressed that people who are looking for refreshment at the sea or in the rivers should not enter the water suddenly with their stomach full and under the influence of alcohol and drugs, but that instead they should do that slowly with having their chest head and their neck wet slowly.
Montenegro is the only country in the region which doesn’t have the statistics of how many people die of heat.
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CAREFUL WITH AIR CONDITIONING DEVICES
Stefanovic warned that people should be careful with air conditioning devices and that the temperature in the room should not be lower that the outer temperature more than 10 degrees. Temperature in the car should not be lower than 6 degrees, especially if pregnant women, children and chronicle patients are in the car.
– Change from one temperature in another should always be done step by step, with obligatory staying in the in-between space for several minutes in order for the organism to adapt to new temperature. That is especially important, because in the shops, markets, and business areas air conditioning device is usually at 23 degrees, which can cause a temperature shock – said Stefanovic.
He invited all drivers to avoid to drive when the temperatures are high, and if they have to drive to be well rested.