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Sunday, 30 June 2013

30 June 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease. 2013


On Thursday, Moscow again expects abnormally hot weather and thunderstorms… according to the weatherman, the temp in the capital will reach a red-hot 32 degrees (90 degrees Fahrenheit). You’ll find tips on how to survive the heat, and what you should pay attention to, and, conversely, hints on what you should avoid to beat the heat in this RIA-Novosti infographic. According to the Phobos Meteorology Centre, the last week of June in Moscow will hit record highs for heat… the temp will warm up to 34+ degrees (93+ degrees Fahrenheit), whilst the weather will be cloudy with brief showers and gusty winds. Doctors advise residents of big cities with public transport that individual units are often not equipped with air conditioning or fans, so, don’t use buses and trolley buses at peak times, if you can avoid it. Wipe a wet handkerchief over exposed areas of the body; wear loose clothes and shoes made ​​of natural materials, and drink water or tea every 15 minutes. If your office isn’t air conditioned, or this unit works so poorly that the space is still muggy, it’s very helpful to read a legal document entitled Hygienic Requirements for the Microclimate of Production Facilities (Гигиенические требования к микроклимату производственных помещений). This lays out the allowable level of temperature in the room, every half a degree higher than the legal limit shortens the workday by an average of one hour.

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Watch a video: Cold soup that helps beat the heat >>

Tips on how to survive overheated public transport >>

More about the forecast for the week >>

27 June 2013





Wednesday, 18 July 2012

18 July 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Caring For Pets in Hot Weather


Hot summer days can be a source of suffering for your pet. Our unpretentious simple hints can help make life easier for your furry pals. It’s especially hard on long-haired animals; they can get heat stroke during a period of high temperatures.

17 July 2012



Friday, 29 July 2011

Record Heat Killed More than 60 People in the USA

Record heat in the USA killed at least 64 people, with 15 states reporting heat-related deaths. For the near future, temperatures in mid-America will remain at about 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Local officials urged residents not to venture out without drinking plenty of fluids and to refrain from vigorous sports. In urban areas, special centres with air conditioning opened, where people could take refuge from the heat. In some areas, there were shortages of electricity because of the massive use of air conditioners. In addition, the situation seriously affected US farmers. In Iowa, excessive heat killed 4,000 head of cattle, ITAR-TASS reported.

28 July 2011

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