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Message 3f06377d-d8a6-4355-97ed-a35f62fd7229 from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 04:03:57 on 2021-05-25
Status / Scope / Type Actual / Public / Alert
Potential Excessive Heat Event for Antigua and Barbuda 8 am to 4 pm Thursday and Friday
Over the next few days, the winds will likely drop to light speeds. This will likely allow for the combination of heat and humidity to cause the heat index or feels-like temperature threat level to rise to, at least, moderate. An excessive heat outlook is issued when the potential exists for an excessive heat event - heat index of 38 C (100) or higher and the mean wind speed is 18 km/h (11 mph) or less, in the next 3-7 days. In this case, the heat index has the potential to rise to more than 41 °C (106 °F), in some areas. An excessive heat watch or warning may eventually be required. This level heat puts everyone at risk for heat illnesses; however, the risks are greatest for the elderly, young children, people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses, people who work or who exercise in the heat, homeless people and low-income earners
Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services via antiguamet.com and facebook.com/abmetservice.
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
Health Safety Met
Urgency / Severity / Certainty
Future / Moderate / Possible
SAME = CEM
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