How to survive Australia’s heat wave

How to survive Australia’s heat wave

Unlike some parts of the world, Australia has a real summers. This involves weather that is over 36 degrees, where the sun is beating down heavily on you and the air is devoid of moisture. The grass is brown; the beach is packed; flies are swarming and the clothing is kept to the bare minimum in order to avoid overheating.

Here are some tips for surviving this Australian weather.

‘Slip, slop and slap’

Australia resides under a hole in the ozone layer. This means that the sun has more access to us. It also means that we have a higher UV. The statistic show that 1 in 3 Australians will get skin cancer at some point in their lives. To counter this, it important to always put sunscreen before stepping outside and too always bring some along to reapply.


Dehydration is a risk throughout summer and is easily avoidable by carrying large amount of water around you. However it very important this summer to keep hydrated and to just either purchase water bottles or bring a bag along to carry it around.

Summer Clothing Remember to always wear a hat and pair of sunnies when going out in the sun. Tan lines are unavoidable in summer but if you’re skin does start to burn, aloe vera is an effective burn-relief agent. It best kept in the fridge and readily available. Any summer outfit is acceptable as long as you remember to keep reapply sunscreen throughout the day.