A heat wave occurs when there are more than a few days in a row of above-average temperature, often combined with high humidity. Over the last month or two, there have been a number of bowls’ events cancelled or postponed due to the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing.
If you are playing bowls, then be sure that your club is aware of the Bowls Australia Weather Policy that addresses extreme heat.
What do you do when you at home though? Here are some tips to help you during a heatwave:
Stay inside if you can
Be alert to these signs of heat stress:
If you have any doubts about your condition (or someone else’s), phone triple zero (000), request the ambulance service and ask the Queensland Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Dispatcher for advice.
See p16 in the Feb/Mar 18 edition of Bowls Plus to read more.