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Weather advisory for Silver qualifying expedition

@RGSweather has been predicting a HEAT WAVE for over a week now for this weekend and warming up through next week.

Updates rgsweather.to/weather

WARNING: Shade temperatures will reach the high 20’sC and could even approach 30C!

heat wave advisory

Strong sun, lack of breeze, high temperatures and a LACK OF TREE COVER or much shelter or shade on the South Downs is a hazardous recipe for hikers.

Heat exhaustion and sun stroke are possible risks and are very serious conditions.

Sun stroke is essentially brain damage and can develop rapidly and become very serious indeed.

Sun burn is an additional risk and easily avoided.

PLEASE PREPARE PROPERLY AS FOLLOWS:

Carry plenty of your own water.  2 litres PER PERSON recommended.  Back-up minibus and fill-up points are available but sparsely located.

  • WATER BOTTLE 1-2 LITRES COMPULSORY
  • SUN HAT/ HEAD PROTECTION COMPULSORY
  • SUN CREAM OWN SUPPLY APPLIED COMPULSORY
  • LONG SLEEVE LIGHT COTTON CLOTHING + LONG TROUSERS (+T-shirts & shorts)

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Heat-exhaustion-and-heatstroke/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

more info will be issued when you pick up your KIT.

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