Galicia suffered this Saturday, one of the coldest days in memory. Below-zero minimums occurred in many locations. In Santiago and Ferrol, the minimum temperature was 0 degrees, while in Ourense and Lugo, it decreased to -1 and -4 degrees, respectively.
The meteorological situation caused the Xunta de Galicia to publish a series of recommendations so that low temperatures do not affect the health of citizens today.
Temperatures will begin to rise this Sunday and continue to rise in the sun on Monday. The biggest increase occurs in Ferrol, where the minimum goes from 0 to 10. In Lugo, there is also a big increase, from -4 to 5. The situation This is similar to the rest of the community, with elevations averaging 7 degrees.
Next week, the temperature will continue to rise, and the minimum will exceed 10 degrees in all major cities except Lugo, which will remain at 9 degrees. This increase in minimum and maximum will continue for the remaining days.
Tips for a cold
The Xunta provides a series of recommendations to follow to avoid the negative health effects of low temperatures. The guidelines given this Friday are as follows:
- Wear loose, breathable clothing, mainly in several layers of light clothing overlapping instead of one thick fabric
- Pay special attention to head, neck, foot and hand protection because they are the most sensitive areas with the greatest heat loss
- Wear warm, wind- and moisture-resistant clothing and waterproof, non-slip footwear.
- Trial dry because wet clothes cool the body quickly
- If you do physical work in the cold, it must be done with care and gentleness, trying not to exhaust yourself. This is especially important if the person has cardiorespiratory disease or hypertension.
- Breathe through your nose and not through your mouth. The air is warmed as it passes through the nasal passages, and in this way, the cold reaching the lungs is reduced.
- Drink warm and sweet liquids, unless medically contraindicated, and avoid alcoholic beverages
- Be very careful when there is ice on the road to avoid falling, that could cause a broken hip or other bones
- Keep in contact with people who are considered the most vulnerable through calls or visits to check their specific situation and avoid the severe effects of low temperatures.