UEMA issues extreme heat and flood warnings

Ger district area after heavy rain

The Ulaanbaatar Emergency Management Agency (UEMA) issued a warning to the public about extreme heat and flood risk expected to occur throughout the country over the next few days.

According to a report from the Information and Research Institute of Metrology, Hydrology and Environment, there will be rain in Ulaanbaatar on August 1 and 3. The temperature at night in Terelj National Park will range from 8 to 13 degrees Celsius, while in districts of Ulaanbaatar it will range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, and will reach 29 to 36 degrees Celsius during the daytime.

The UEMA suggests that the elderly and children do not go outside in the extreme heat unless necessary.

The UEMA warned the public to stay regularly updated on weather conditions, to travel on reliable bridges and river crossings, not to swim in rivers with strong currents, to be particularly aware of the safety of children around lakes and rivers, to avoid bodies of water when intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, and to avoid traveling near rivers and lakes because water levels have increased due to heavy rains.

The UEMA also warned households living in ger districts to prepare for flooding by building dams to keep flood waters away from their homes and property.