The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the heatwave conditions will reach its peak intensity today. Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are expected to experience extreme heatwave conditions.
Additionally, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, central Maharashtra, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar and Jharkhand will also witness high temperatures for the next few days.
The IMD has predicted a significant reduction in temperatures from May 29 onwards as different parts of India will receive rainfall.
Here are some ways to reduce the impact of a heatwave
- Stay hydrated: drink water as often as possible.
- Increase the intake of electrolytes such as buttermilk, lemon water, etc.
- Wear lightweight and loose clothing to be comfortable.
- Avoid stepping out, but if you must, carry an umbrella, goggles, hat and a bottle of water with you.
- Keep a check on any signs of heatstroke such as weakness, nausea, headache, sweating or seizures. If you feel faintish or experience dizziness, visit a doctor immediately.
- Keep your home cool by keeping your blinds or curtains down.
- Avoid cooking during peak heat hours.
- Avoid, alcohol, caffeine or carbonated drinks.
- Refrain from working out or doing strenuous activities when the temperature is high.
- Keep your cooking area well ventilated.
We request our readers to follow these safety measures and stay safe.