Parked cars heat up even with windows left open

Medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke.
Medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke.PHOTO: REUTERS

Interior temperature can soar to 58 deg C in an hour for cars parked under the sun

In just 20 minutes, a car parked outdoors can see its interior temperature rise to over 48 deg C.

That is why medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying such extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke. The body generally works best within the narrow 36-37.5 deg C range.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Parked cars heat up even with windows left open'. Print Edition | Subscribe