Hot weather to rule over the weekend
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Residents jump into the Bosphorus to deal with the hot. DAILY NEWS photoThe temperatures in Turkey will rise above seasonal averages thanks to a heat wave headed over from North Africa which is expected to hit the country over the weekend.
Expect weather temperatures to rise 2 to 5 degrees above seasonal averages in the eastern parts of Turkey, while the central and western regions will experience temps 5 to 9 degrees higher than normally seen this time of year.
According to a statement issued by the General Directorate of Meteorology, Turkey remains under the effect of the Basra Cyclone. Consequently, the weather is slightly cloudy and clear in all regions with air temperatures in southern, central and western regions hitting 2 to 5 degrees above seasonal norms.
On the weekend temperatures are expected to rise throughout the country due to an oncoming heat wave traveling from North Africa.
Those susceptible to high temperatures, such as people with chronic disorders, elderly and children should stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. over the weekend to avoid heat-related injuries. Residents throughout the country are warned to take the necessary precautions to combat against the negative health effects of high temperatures, such as sun burn, dehydration and heat stroke.