Do you know the signs of heat stroke in your pet? Well, maybe you should, because Germany is expecting the hottest day of the year today. And not only are the temperatures high in Germany, Great Britain is being crushed by the heat. It can be hotter than 40°C today, flights were canceled yesterday due to the heat in London, and rail traffic is sometimes paralyzed as the rail deforms. Britain really doesn’t seem ready.
This is different in Australia, where it can quickly exceed 40 degrees. To make sure the British get out of the heat wave safely, some Australians have gathered all their knowledge, put together tips and wrote them down on the internet. Some of these sound very helpful (for example, that you should google your pet’s heat stroke symptoms), some are a bit troubling, others are at least scientifically dubious. And some are just plain funny.
The Australian Embassy in London shared seven “tips to beat the heat” on Twitter and recalled an Australian anti-cancer campaign from the 1980s called “Slip Slop Slap”. A seagull named Sid and a minor speech impediment sings that you should slip on a shirt (Slip), put on sunscreen (Slope) and put a hat (Slap) on your head.
One historian’s tweet in particular garnered a great response. This is for the British who don’t have air conditioning in their home, which is probably true for most.
As a “real Aussie,” she recommends that the English, in addition to the obvious advice, drink plenty of water and fill spray bottles with water, which you (and your pets!) Can be used. It’s best to wear long, airy clothing outside and apply lotion underneath. If you need to cool down more, you can put a wet towel in the freezer or put your feet in cold water. And if none of that helps now, ice cubes under the armpits can help.
He and other Australians also recommend keeping windows and curtains closed throughout the day to cool the house. However, this is highly controversial, as room humidity builds up rapidly and it can then be very dangerous, especially for older people. Weather expert Jörg Kachelmann, for example, has been calling out for years when it’s hot: open the windows,
also from philippines Advice For England: Curtains closed, windows open (!), no moving between 10am and 4pm and then falling asleep in front of fans and television around 2pm.
But not everyone likes tips for heat-stricken English people – especially in Australia. 40 degrees, comments say Australia doesn’t even have a heat wave, the English shouldn’t be so fussy and install air conditioning instead. a the user Asks how the British managed to control so much of the southern region during the period.
On the other hand, some English people refer to their experiences as they would every year on summer holidays in Southern Europe. It’s summer out there too, so you don’t need clever advice from the other side of the world.
Among all well thought out suggestions are the tweets from journalist David Whitley, who has worked in Australia for a long time and lives in England. In the current heat, it helps to seek shade from eucalyptus trees, as well as take precautions when going to cool off in the water: there may be crocodiles or stingrays.