Oh God have mercy! All records broken, temperature reached 52.9 degrees, if Delhiites want to save their lives then leave everything and do these 10 things

Ananya Shroff
4 Min Read

All records of heat have been broken in Delhi. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Wednesday, Delhi recorded the highest temperature in the country so far. The mercury reached 52.9 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur area. It is feared that the mercury may rise further. The temperature is highest in the outskirts of Delhi.

Everyone in the capital is troubled by the scorching heat. Fire is pouring from the sky and the earth has become a furnace. It has become difficult to leave the house. ACs, coolers and fans are not working. There is a shortage of drinking water. The water of the rivers is drying up. If this excesses continue, it will become difficult to save the people of Delhi.

Due to the increasing heat, a red alert has been issued for heatwave. This can lead to dehydration. Heatstroke can also be fatal. Immediate steps need to be taken to prevent and reduce the impact of heatwave.

take care of yourself

  • and other fluids throughout the day.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages, they cause dehydration in the body.

The whole of North India is in the grip of severe heat

Keep the house cool

  • Use air conditioning (if available).
  • Spend time in air-conditioned public places, such as shopping malls or libraries.
  • Keep windows and doors closed during the hottest times of the day, and use fans to circulate air.

The right way to wear clothes

The right way to wear clothes
  • Wear light, loose-fitting and light-coloured clothes.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses when going out.
  • Apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
  • Don’t go out unless it’s necessary

Be alert between 12 and 4 pm

Be alert between 12 and 4 pm
  • Don't go out between 12 noon and 4 pm as the heat is at its peak at this time.
  • Avoid exercising right now
  • If it is necessary to work or exercise outside, rest for a while in a shady or cool place.

Keep your body cool

Keep your body cool
  • taking a cold shower or bath
  • Use a wet cloth or ice pack to cool the body

eat fruits and vegetables

eat fruits and vegetables
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables, avoid non-vegetarian foods
  • Avoid eating too much spicy food and consume more curd and buttermilk

take care of these things

take care of these things
  • Increase the number of green spaces and trees in cities to provide shade and keep the environment cool.
  • Plan to build roofs and roads that reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat.
  • Educate people about heat wave hazards and preventive measures through various media channels.
  • Provide information on identification and treatment of heat-related illnesses.
  • Coordinate with local health departments, emergency services, and NGOs to deliver prompt assistance during heat waves.
  • Develop sustainable water use strategies to improve adequate water supply during heat waves.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always contact your doctor for more information.

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