Not much before the northern part of the sub-continent was having cold-wave-like conditions. February, a cold month, has already seen some places touching the 40 degrees Celsius mark. Delhi, the capital city, recorded 31 degrees Celsius on Tuesday which was above normal. It was this city’s third highest temperature recorded since 1969.
“This time February has seen abnormal temperatures. The maximum & minimum temperature in Shimla was the highest ever recorded in February. Western Disturbance had more effect in J&K. The sky remained clear in Himachal, Uttarakhand, ” Dr Naresh, IMD Scientist, told ANI.
NDMA’s website gives the following recommendations to deal with Heat Waves:
Avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m.
Drink sufficient water as often as possible, even if not thirsty.
Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, and porous cotton clothes. Use protective goggles, an umbrella/hat, shoes or chappals while going out in sun.
Avoid strenuous activities when the outside temperature is high. Avoid working outside between 12 noon and 3 p.m.