Heat wave on the way: warning phase of ozone and heat plan activated
Next week a new heat wave will probably hit our country, with temperatures above 30 degrees. Because the temperature indicator for the ozone and heat plan is exceeded, the warning phase of the federal ozone and heat plan will be activated. This is reported by the Interregional Cell for the Environment (Ircel). In Flanders, the Agency for Care and Health starts the warning phase of the heat plan so that everyone can take measures for the weather.
The warning phase is activated if the sum of the difference between the predicted maximum temperature in Uccle and 25° Celsius over a period of five days exceeds 17° Celsius.
Normal ozone concentrations for the time of year are expected on the days. Exceedances of the European information threshold of 180 µg/m³ are not predicted. From Wednesday, the combination of air pollution, high temperatures and sunny weather could increase concentrations.
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The general advice from Care and Health: drink enough, keep yourself and your house cool. “But we also explicitly ask to take care of others. Keep an eye on children, visit older people of people who are on their own. Do they drink enough? Are their clothes adapted to the heat? Do they have a cool rest?”, says place Ria Vandenreyt.
Municipalities, home care services, residential care centers, general practitioners, childcare and youth associations that work with these vulnerable groups, are getting the question to ask the question.
The tips and recommendations of Care and Health can be found on the site www.warmedagen.be.