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”
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.