Antigua and Barbuda’s Meteorological Services Director, Dale Destin, anticipates an extension of the ongoing excessive heat watch for an additional week.
Citizens grappling with unprecedented sweltering conditions and dehydration have voiced discomfort.
An initial excessive heat watch, projected to conclude today, introduced heat indexes reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit due to light winds and high humidity.
The island’s unusual wind patterns, stemming from an Atlantic Ocean cyclone, have prolonged the heat spell.
With potential health risks like heat stroke, residents are urged to safeguard against heat-related ailments by staying indoors and adopting cooling measures.