Scorching Heat In Puerto Vallarta: The Power Of The Sun In Summer

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Rising Temperatures Call for Precautions and Protection

Combined with the scarcity of rain, this summer has brought temperatures never before seen. China set its historical record for heat, and a relentless heatwave is hitting Europe. The world continues to experience this natural phenomenon, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception; temperatures ranging from 32 to 38 degrees Celsius are expected next week.

In Mexico, there have been 112 reported deaths related to heatstroke so far this year. This figure is nearly three times higher than the total numbers for the entire year of 2022. According to the Secretary of Public Health, this increase is attributed to two factors: heatstroke and dehydration.

The Federal Government has issued some recommendations to cope with the high temperatures:

1.- Ensure pets always have access to water; never leave them in unventilated rooms or in vehicles under the sun.
2.- Wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing.
3.- Avoid engaging in intense physical activities under the sun.
4.- Stay hydrated continuously, even if not feeling thirsty.
5.- Consume fresh foods, fruits, and vegetables.
6.- Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15.
7.- Wear sunglasses, a hat, and/or a cap for sun protection.
8.- Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages.
9.- Never remain in a vehicle with closed doors and windows.
10.-Never leave infants, children, elderly individuals, or people with disabilities inside a vehicle.

Despite Puerto Vallarta having experienced such problems for years and having battled against them for a long time, it is essential not to underestimate the need for precautions. Staying well-hydrated, limiting sun exposure, seeking shade from trees, and reducing outdoor activities are crucial steps. Coping with excessive heat is part of our vital condition in Puerto Vallarta; sweating and wearing sunglasses contribute to a better life.

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