High temperatures are expected to continue and so, along with the Luxembourg Red Cross and Copas (the federation representing health service providers to the at-risk population of the grand duchy), the Ministry of Health has issued the following guidelines:
The elderly & sick
- Please visit elderly or sick family and friends on a daily basis to ensure they have enough water, sparkling or mineral. Ideally, they should be drinking 1.5 litres per day.
- Make sure that they stay out of direct sunlight. They should spend the best part of the day in cool places or in the shade.
- Close windows and blinds that are directly exposed to the sun during the day.
- Try to ensure they regularly take showers or partial baths to stay cool.
The government has also confirmed that the speed limit on Luxembourg’s motorways is now limited to 90km/h until further notice, to reduce air pollution.
Thursday and Friday, according to current forecasts, are expected to be the hottest days with the mercury not expected to drop below 30°. The weekend should see a slight reprieve as temperatures 26–28° are expected.