What is the Heat Wave Warning In Korea?
Since 25th(Mon) the first Heat Wave Warning have been issued in Daegu. A couple of years ago, the heat wave warnings were not issued in May. But from 2013, the warning have turn up and the authorities think the reason is global warming.
There are 2 levels in special weather report related to heat wave in Korea.
- Heat wave warning : The day’s highs are predicted to be risen to 33℃ for more than 2 days.
- Heat wave alram : The day’s highs are predicted to be risen to 35℃ for more than 2 days.
According to the Meteorological Administration in Korea, hear wave is a serious weather conditions like typhoon and heavy rain. If you’re exposed to the heat wave too long, it can take away your life.
So when the warning or alert is issued, it would be wise to spend less time outdoors and drink lots of fluids. Even if you’re not thirsty. And if you feel symptoms like below, call the 119 for asking help and move to the shade immediately and drink water. But you should not give water to patient who is unconscious.
- Heatstroke : high temperature without sweat, dehydration, rapid pulse, nausea, seizures, confusion
- Sunstroke : similar symptoms to heatstroke, but much sweat