Weather is not only an important part of outdoor activity, but also one of the most concerned conditions for outdoor enthusiasts when planning to do some outdoor activities. Suitable and stable weather can make outdoor activity a pleasant physical and mental enjoyment. The severe weather puts the participants in a severe test for their rapid responses, and even claimed the lives of some outdoor people.
If you want to enjoy outdoor activity with safety, you must understand the basic hazard avoidance skills of bad weather and prepare the safety objects and equipment that are needed.
Common severe weather: usually low temperature, strong wind and precipitation that caused by cloudburst.
Risk of heavy precipitation:
Raining and heavy precipitation makes the road muddy and slippery, people could easily fall and get injured, this kind of weather also increase the rescue pressure. At the same time, the slowing down of people’s moving can easily lead to excessive physical exertion and befall accidents.
In mountainous areas, continuous heavy rainfall often leads to low temperatures, and that increasing safety risks. Raining may also cause geological disasters such as landslides. When you meet a thunderstorm in summer, the probability of encountering a lightning strike is greatly increased.
Snowfall is usually accompanied by low temperatures, which increases the risk of frostbite in peripheral parts such as hands, feet and ears. Heavy snowfall can cause snow blindness and reduce the visibility.
Risk of low temperature:
Being in a low temperature environment for too long time can cause hypothermia, physical failure, confusion, and even life-threatening. The low temperature after snow makes the road icy, making it more prone to slips and falls. This kind of weather forces people to slow down and also increases the difficulty of rescue.
Risk of strong wind:
Sudden strong winds in mountainous areas may cause falls; storms in deserts and snowy areas can cause snow blindness or make travelers get lost, and the winds often cause sudden drops in temperature.
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