Given the forecast of high temperatures in the city that will reach 40 degrees this Thursday, Corpus Day, the Toledo City Council will distribute water and fans to alleviate the effects of the heat to Toledans and visitors who attend to enjoy the traditional procession of Corpus Christi through the streets of Casco.
According to estimates by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) in Castilla-La Mancha, the regional capital expects temperatures to be around 40 degrees this Thursday, although they will decrease from the afternoon. At 11 a.m., when the Custody is expected to leave, values of 35 degrees are expected to rise, reaching 39 degrees at 2:00 p.m. and 40 degrees at 3:00 p.m.
In this way, the Consistory will offer 10,000 bottles of water free of charge to mitigate the effects of the heat at two points located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Plaza de Zocodover, while the fans will be distributed at the Recaredo and Miradero ski lifts, in addition to Zocodover Square. Likewise, and before the arrival of high temperatures, the Toledo City Council wants to pass on some recommendations to avoid mishaps or health risks.
These include drinking water and fluids frequently; avoid caffeinated, alcoholic or very sugary drinks and pay special attention to babies, young children, pregnant women, nursing mothers or elderly or sick people. In addition, it is recommended to stay as long as possible in cool places or in the shade; make light meals; reduce physical activity; wear light, loose clothing that allows perspiration and, finally, keep the medicines in a cool place since heat can alter their composition and effects.