PHWOAR! It is hot!
It has become a tip-toe sprint across the sand toward the ocean as the heat starts to make Coast residents sweat.
The UV Index reached extreme yesterday and the days are only going to get hotter.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicted the temperature on the Sunshine Coast would soar to more than 30 degrees through to mid-next week.
Ahead of a humid weekend, the Queensland Ambulance Service urged residents to be aware of the dangers.
Sunshine Coast Local Ambulance Service's Chris Broomfield said coastal communities from the Sunshine Coast to Fraser Island could expect temperatures eight to 10 degrees higher than usual this weekend.
"Past experience has shown an increase in temperature could mean an increase in heat-related cases for the ambulance service," Mr Broomfield said.
"Signs of heat exhaustion include flushed or pale skin, cramps, nausea, headache, dizziness, disorientation, drowsiness, fainting or collapse," he said.
Paramedics treated 32 people on the Coast for health-related conditions between October last year and September this year.
As residents hide in front of their air conditioners, spare a thought for some of hottest outdoor jobs such as landscaping, roof tiling, and roadworks.
Master Builders Sunshine Coast regional manager Michael Hopkins said gone were the days of tradesmen working outdoors with no sun protection.
"Master Builders is very committed to making sure building sites are safe places to work," Mr Hopkins said.
"This includes increasing the amount of shade available, reorganising work schedules so we can do outdoor tasks before 10am or after 3pm, and rotating tasks."
The red and yellow army on the beaches is also conscious of being sun smart.
A Surf Life Saving Queensland spokeswoman said sun safety was part of every lifesaver's training.
"Our people wear long-sleeved UV protection shirts and knee-length shorts, Australian Standard AS 1067 eye protection, wide brimmed hats as well as the highest SPF sunscreen. Shade and water is also available for all patrolling members," the spokeswoman said.
"We see the damage that can be done on our beaches by the sun."
>> How to keep cool
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid alcohol and excessive amounts of coffee as both will cause dehydration
- Wear light and loose clothing
- Stay in the shade and wear sunscreen and a hat
- Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm
- Make use of fans and air conditioners
- Take extra care with children and the elderly as they can suffer in the heat
- Check on elderly relatives and neighbours to see how they are coping.
>> The hottest jobs
- Roof tiler
- Surf lifesaver
- Traffic controller
- Asphalt workers
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