It has been super hot in Korea over the past week and temperatures staying in the 30’s here in our very Gwangju – also rising to 39 in other parts, so please be careful to stay indoors in the hottest part of the day as well as stay hydrated and keep your electrolytes up. Also the ‘tropical nights phenomenon has started where night time temperatures stay around 25 degrees.
If you do feel that you are feeling sick due to the heat it could be heat or sunstroke so please be aware of the following symptoms and call 119 if you feel like you need emergency help.
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius. But fainting may be the first sign.
Other symptoms may include:
- Throbbing headache
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Lack of sweating despite the heat
- Red, hot, and dry skin
- Muscle weakness or cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
Also if you wish to cool off Gwangju Citizens forest will open its Waterpark this weekend 15th and it will run until August. Here are some updates from Gwangju City Hall Facebook. Enjoy and stay cool and hydrated.
So head head over to Gwangju City Hall Facebook page here :
(They are also available on instagram : gwangju_official
And GFN home site on www.gfn.or.kr