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The temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the provinces of Manisa, Balıkesir, Antalya, Adana, Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır. AA Photo

The temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the provinces of Manisa, Balıkesir, Antalya, Adana, Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır. AA Photo

Turkey’s State Meteorological Service has warned about the serious health risks posed by a heat wave that will heat some cities starting June 26.

The state-run service predicts that in Manisa, Balıkesir, Antalya, Adana, Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır, the temperatures will exceed 40 degrees Celsius. The service warned that people may suffer from “heat strokes” during the hottest times of the day.

The Meteorological Service released a statement, urging citizens to take precautions against the hot weather, calling on them not to stay under the sun or in hot cars for too long.  It was added that children and pets should not be left in cars alone, because temperatures may go up to 60 C in vehicles.

“People should resist moving too quickly. Summer clothes with lighter colors will help the body maintain its normal temperature,” the statement said.

It added that people should be careful with what they eat, avoiding food that may raise their body heat. People should avoid too much protein, alcohol and should drink plenty of water.

June/25/2014

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