Parts of Kerala experience “feel like temperature” in above 54 degree

Parts of Kerala experience “feel like temperature” in above 54 degree
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Home to more than 1.3 billion people, India accounts for nearly 18% of global population, but  uses only 6% of the world’s population. Among the countries most vulnerable to the impact of climate  change. Climate change has already begun to alter growing season in India. Climate change will water  shortage, which could affect more than billion people by 2050. 

Summer season in Kerala: 

The summer season in Kerala from March to late may when temperature can rise up to 38degree on some  parts of state. 

Kerala which experienced extreme rain a few month ago is now battling severe heat condition with the  temperature shooting up for unprecedented levels. 

According to report prepare by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) certain area in  southern state have recorded a heat index of more than 54 degree Celsius, which cause serious health risk  and heat stroke 

What is heat index? It is a pointer toward heat experience with combine effect of atmospheric  temperature and humidity. Many countries use heat index to record “feel like temperature”

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temperature hits at mercury level Image source: India today

Mainly southern parts of Kerala city like Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam experience “feel like  temperature” above 54 degree Celsius. Some place like Kannur, Kozhikode experience 40-45 degree  Celsius long exposure led to sun stroke 

Only few patches of hill district like Idukki and wayanad experience below 29 degree Celsius 

Reason for highest temperature significantly lack of rainfall and heating up of ocean ad counter gyres  formed in the atmosphere in temperature. 

Heat wave: Do &Don’t 

  • ∙ Avoid going out in the sun especially between 12.00 noon and 3 noon. 
  • ∙ Drink sufficient water to stay hydrate  
  • ∙ Wear light weight, loose cotton clothes  
  • ∙ Avoid tea, coffee, soft drinks instead take home made drinks like buttermilk, lemon water 

The Kerala government and health authorities advise the people take care while going out and also to hydrate themselves and save from heat stroke.

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