Extremely high temperatures rising over +30 degrees Celsius are expected in Moscow on 16 July. Short rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas are also possible.
The heat wave will last through the weekend with temperatures ranging between +25 and +32 degrees.
The Emergencies Ministry has issued an advisory urging residents to be cautious outdoors and to avoid spending prolonged time in the sun.
There are simple rules to follow to avoid getting sick in hot weather. Doctors advise keeping still water at hand to stay hydrated. Fizzy drinks and alcohol should be avoided. Alcohol raises the body temperature and can cause dehydration.
You should also avoid being outdoors between noon and 5 pm. If you need to go out during these hours, it is recommended to wear a hat or use an umbrella for protection against direct sunlight. Preference should be given to loose clothes made of natural fabrics.