One of our Traders ended up in hospital on Wednesday night with heat exhaustion and was surprised to find they were joining 5 other people from QVM with similar problems.
Before you start calling Night Market Traders “wimps” remember that set up on Wednesday’s usually takes place around 3:30 pm, peak heat time. The ambo who attended one of our heat exhaustion patients in SBA recorded 49C in their stall. The official temperature only reached 39C in Melbourne.
The message clearly is not to underestimate the impact of extreme heat days (over 35C) particularly if you are required to work during the hottest part of the day.
Take care out there.