The absolute temperature record was set in Vienna and the resort town of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg in the east of the country near the border with Slovakia. There, the temperature rose to 37.7 degrees Celsius.
Last Saturday in Austria recorded the hot June day in the history of weather observations. Reported by the Central Office for Meteorology and Geodynamics. The absolute temperature record was set in Vienna and the resort town of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg in the east of the country near the border with Slovakia. There, the temperature rose to 37.7 degrees Celsius. The former is an absolute record for June was 37.2 degrees and was recorded in the summer of 2000, the ITAR-TASS news agency.
Thanks to the established in the last days unusually hot weather warmed considerably water in numerous Austrian lakes open for swimming. So, on the most famous lake Wörthersee water temperature rose to 25 degrees, resulting in a change in the rules there starters in triathlon competitions. To swim the distance of 3.8 km of contestants, which gathered 2.4 thousand athletes from around the world, had to abandon the usual neoprene suits that protect them from the cold. As it turned out, these clothes are forbidden to use at water temperatures above 24.6 degrees.
Austrian experts point out that the "tropical heat" of 30 degrees and higher productivity is reduced from 30 to 70 percent compared to the "normal" temperature regime. In this case, cancel the job no one can. To do this, in Austria there is no legal framework. The employer is only obliged to provide their employees tolerable conditions. Maximum allowable parameters in this regard, however, are not available, and the availability of air conditioning is also not mandatory.
Another unpleasant "side" effect is the increase in heat wave deaths. Specialists of the Institute of Environmental Health at the Medical University of Vienna failed, in particular, to prove that the death rate in the hot weather increases by 13 percent. Particularly at risk in such extreme weather conditions are subject to the elderly over the age of 65 and women, and those suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system and respiratory tract. Rather unexpected "discovery" is that in the heat there is increased mortality among infants male. This figure rises to 55 percent.
In order to protect your body from the adverse effects of hot weather, scientists and doctors recommend for the day to consume plenty of fluids — preferably mineral water with a high content of sodium, potassium and magnesium, to offset the loss of mineral salts in perspiration. Fruit and vegetable juice is diluted with water. From the diet is desirable to eliminate fat, heavy and spicy food and prefer vegetables and fruit — pineapple, orange, watermelon, cucumber, radish and radish.
Proven time and again in everyday thesis that in the heat well miss cup or two of cold beer, Austrian experts do not share. Moreover, they are strongly advised to refrain from such temptations, and avoid alcohol and tobacco, which are only made to perspire more.