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Hot weather set to continue in Azerbaijan

03 July 2017 [14:10] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

The hot weather of recent days is set to continue with temperatures of 42 degrees anticipated in the first half of the week.

The entire regions of Azerbaijan will experience temperatures well above average for the time of year as the hot weather which began on June 23 stretches into a third week.

Head of the National Hydrometeorology Department Asif Verdiyev said that the air temperature in Baku and Absheron Peninsula is 3 degrees above the climatic norm.

“On Sunday, the air temperature in Baku and Absheron Peninsula was 39 degrees. In the low-lying regions the temperature reached 41 degrees, while in Nakhchivan it was 36 ?C and 28-30 ?C in mountain regions,” he said.

Verdiyev mentioned that despite the high temperatures, this weather is not abnormal and characteristic for July.

The hot weather will continue in Azerbaijan until the second half of July 5, according to him. Temperatures are expected to fall into the 30s into early next week.

But, overall forecasts show the country is likely to enjoy warmer than average summer weather  this year.

Meanwhile, the Ministry for Labor and Social Protection of Population warned employers of hot weather and urged to take necessary measures to protect the life and health of workers.

The State Labor Inspectorate Service under the Ministry reminded that any work should be suspended, with an air temperature above 41 C in the open air or in closed rooms without cooling systems, in accordance with the 233rd article of the Labor Code.

In such cases, workers must be given breaks, the amount and timing of which are determined by joint decision of the employers and the trade union organization.

Rauf Naghiyev, head doctor of Baku City Emergency Medical Aid Station revealed that starting from June 21 to this day seven people in Baku suffered from a sunstroke.

Naghiyev advised people not to stay out in the sun for a long time and drink water a lot.

“Even in the case of weak sunstroke, citizens are encouraged to go to the clinic,”  he told local media.

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