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Recently found this page

Heat illness prevention page/WBGT

Giving useful information when the Wet Bulb Temperature is expected to exceed safe limits. For anyone not aware once the wet bulb temperature exceeds a certain value you can no longer cool yourself down by sweating and doing any physical activity can quickly become dangerous. The ministry of the environment is suggesting once WBT goes over 31C it's no longer safe to be doing anything outside but you probably want to stop a bit before then, time to take a siesta and chill out till it cools down a bit.

Today's lunchtime was brutally hot

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yes, yes it was hot. Too hot and tomorrow is going to be worse.
Not sure why i decided to do some mowing while extremely hungover. I must hate myself or something.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

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I'm stopping work now before 11 and not starting again till after half 3, heatstroke isn't worth it.

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I am the same, i worked through the other day and it knocked me for six.
11 to 2pm for me is a nice time for a sleep!

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3pm is actually the hottest time of the day. Better to go out after 4.

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Good grief, it was 36.9C inside our house at lunchtime today, not sure what temp it was outside but we had to retreat to the bedroom and crank up the aircon to get through that without having heatstroke. Weren't able to go back out to start work again till around 4 but even then it still around 35C.

We've decided to start work at around 4:30am and then finish for the day by 12 for the rest of this month. It's doable and actually quite nice to have the rest of the day to go out somewhere and chill.

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Today was a toasty 38 degrees in Nihonmatsu, definitely glad I had that neck protector otherwise I would have been trouble I reckon.

It's humid where you lot are isn't it?
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Not quite sure what the official figure was but it was pretty uncomfortable whatever it was :lol:

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If you gotta be out in the heat eat lots of salt. Veggies dipped in salt are part of my lunch and dinner if I’m in the glass studio or working outside now. It beats eating salt straight. Took me years of heatstroke and dehydration to figure that one out. I look for and buy sea or rock salt with as many minerals as I can find as all the water you drink/sweat flushes the salt and minerals out of your body and they need replenishing.

If you have high blood pressure, you might want to go easy on the salt.

I just discovered those wicking shirts sold at the home centers. They are like a real thin rash guard (shirt everyone wears at the pools in Japan. I hat the feel of the fabric but they are COOL!

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My wife gets super angry when i reach for the salt, keep telling her that i cant let my veins get all floppy but she seems to think im crazy! Now i can tell her that i need re hydration! Perfect!