Nagpur: Weatherman issues warning, as severe heat wave to grip Vidarbha

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an intense heat wave warning for the next three days especially for the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra. The weatherman has predicted that the temperature in the few districts of Vidarbha, Maharashtra, would likely to be more than 45-degree Celsius

Nagpur: Weatherman issues warning, as severe heat wave to grip Vidarbha

  • The next three days are going to be very crucial for the people living in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra as the mercury is set to rise.
  • The weatherman has issued an intense heat wave warning for all the ten districts of Vidarbha.
  • On Friday, Chandrapur has recorded temperature more than 47.6 degree Celsius.
  • The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has prepared an action plan to help citizens cope with the rising temperature.

The Vidharbha region of Maharashtra has been reeling under the severe heat wave condition for the past few days. But, the coming days would be harsher for the people living in Vidarbha region.

As the mercury is rising, the people living in the ten districts of Vidharbha will not have any respite from the scorching sun. The weatherman has issued a severe heat wave warning for the next three days, as the temperature in most of the districts likely to reach to 47-degree Celsius.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Nagpur-based Regional Meteorological Centre, Avinash Thate, said, “Over the next three days, few parts of Vidarbha will face a severe heat wave condition. As of now, few cities have recorded temperatures ranging from 45 to 47-degree Celsius. Next three days the temperature would remain above 45 degrees. Nagpur Municipal Corporation has prepared the action plan to battle with the severe heat wave condition; people must take care while moving out in the sun.”

Temperatures across Vidharbha

Chandrapur – 47.6

Wardha – 45.5

Amravati – 44.8

Akola – 44.8

Nagpur – 44.7

While speaking to the press about the developing heat wave condition Nagpur Mayor, Nanda Jichkar said, “The heat wave condition would be severe. So, people should take care of themselves. They should avoid going out in the sun between 12 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon.”

Effective ways to help prevent heat exhaustion or heatstroke:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially before and during exercise. It is recommend to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day, fruit juices are add-ons
  • Take frequent cold water baths or showers; make sure you are adequately rested
  • Eat light, hydrating and nutritious meals – cucumber, watermelon, coconut, bell peppers are high in water content, and should be consumed
  • Wear light-coloured and loose fitted clothing, preferably in cotton fabric
  • Sprinkle water over skin or clothes when outdoors for prolonged hours
  • Avoid venturing out in the sun between 11am and 3pm, use an umbrella or a cap is advisable
  • Avoid consuming excess alcohol, sugary drinks and too much caffeine, as they cause extreme dehydration
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, in a small room or outdoors during hot hours
  • Never leave kids or older adults in a parked car without ventilation
  • Watch for signs of dehydration in kids and elderly people