Today could be the hottest day of the year, as summer weather finally arrives in Maine. Inland temperatures could reach 90 degrees. It’s important to stay safe and enjoy the summer while it lasts!

Heading to a body of water is a great way to stay cool, but make sure you use plenty of sunscreen and reapply after long periods of swimming. Always swim with a buddy and adult supervision to avoid accidents.

If possible, stay inside and out of the sun. Take a break at an air conditioned location such as a theater or mall. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

Check on elderly family and neighbors to make sure they are staying cool and hydrated.

Never leave children or pets in a hot car!

Take lots of pictures to always remember the limited fun in the sun we get to enjoy!