Heat Waves Surpassing 100 Degrees Hit the Pacific Northwest and East Coast of the US

Heat Waves Surpassing 100 Degrees Hit the Pacific Northwest and East Coast of the US
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Over half of the US population will be forced to go through scorching temperatures that will begin Thursday and will last until the weekend. Much of the US is under excessive heat advisories, according to NPR.org.

About 195 million people living in the US will have to face the wrath of hot weather upon them. That means a lot of folks considering that there are roughly 330 million people who live in the States. High temperatures are dangerous for the human body. People such as elders who have problems with breathing and the heart can suffer awful consequences.

Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit

The scorching temperatures hit the US with the intensity of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 37 degrees Celsius, according to the National Weather Service.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to deal with hot weather. You should drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. You can also wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-coloured clothes. You can also wear sunglasses and sunscreen.

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Credit: Pixabay.com

We get it. Everyone is busy looking for work and solving problems nowadays. But even so, your health is more important. That’s why you can choose to limit your outdoor activity only to morning and evening hours. It’s much cooler than in the afternoon.

Live Science revealed last month that June 2021 was the hottest June in American history and also the fourth-hottest worldwide. Such terrifying stats are likely the result of global warming. UN researchers were expected to publish an elaborated report on global heating.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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