The government's concern for heatwaves in India from March to May needs to be emphasized

The government's concern for heatwaves in India from March to May needs to be emphasized

The IMD issued its first heat warning for 2023 at the same time as the "Dos and Don'ts" list was made public 

 
heatwaves

According to the weather office, India is expected to experience heat waves between March and May, particularly in the important wheat-producing central and northern states. In the month of February, the nation experienced its warmest maximum weather ever. 

Many districts in Rajasthan witnessed extreme heatwaves in the month of March last year in 2022. Churu and Phalodi recorded 50 degree celsius last year. As the greater part of Rajasthan falls under hot desert, every year the state experience extreme summers as the region receives low and variable rainfalls. There is no question that the heatwave advisory is for India but in the latest report, Maharashtra and Gujarat are warned by the government. 

The IMD last week issued advisories to farmers to either irrigate or start soil treatment to preserve moisture as the high temperatures threaten wheat yields.

The majority of northeast, eastern, central, and portions of northwest India are expected to experience a scorching summer with "above average" temperatures on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The government has issued a caution regarding the anticipated heatwave from March to May. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its first heat warning for 2023 at the same time as the "Dos and Don'ts" list was made public. India experienced its warmest March in more than a century last March, when severe heat waves destroyed crops and caused extensive power outages.

Dos and don'ts 

  • In the event that anyone is experiencing a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused, or has stopped sweating, the government has requested that they contact the numbers 108 and 102 right away.
  • The ministry has recommended people to use umbrellas and wear loose-fitting, cotton clothing whenever they are outside in the sun.
  • Close the drapes and windows during the day.
  • Avoid being outside in the sun, particularly between noon and three in the afternoon.
  • Avoid dehydrating substances like booze, tea, coffee, and carbonated soft drinks.
  • Don't consume stale food and stay away from foods high in protein.
  • Drink homemade beverages such as buttermilk, water, torani (rice water), and lemon water.
  • Use sunshades, drapes, shutters, and open windows at night to keep your house cool. 
  • Stay alert: Read newspaper for local weather report, watch TV, listen to radio, get latest updates on Indian Meteorological Department website. 


 

To join us on Facebook Click Here and Subscribe to UdaipurTimes Broadcast channels on   GoogleNews |  Telegram |  Signal