Heat is a common threat and currently, climate models are showing that we are trending for the odds of temperatures being above-average this Spring/Summer.

Although this Spring/Summer will pack a punch when it comes to the heat, you will still need to know how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.

Heat waves occur when high pressure moves in and pulls air from the upper levels to the surface.

In return, it compresses and traps the air which then increases our temperatures.

Ways to stay safe if you are working or playing outside is to take breaks in the shade and drink water.

Do not wait until you get thirsty to start.

The recommended amount is 2 to 4 cups of water every hour you are outside.

Other tips are to slow down and take it easy.

If possible do not exert a lot of energy in the heat.

Opt for clothing made of breathable materials.

Watch what you eat and drink because it can help with the high temperatures.

Be sure to try and stay in the shade or find air-conditioned places to cool down.

For more heat safety tips check out Greenville Fire-Rescue.