Karachi(May 03, 2018): Mercury to jump 42 today in Karachi, says Meteorological Department.
According to the details, weather will remain dry and hot, mercury can touch 42 degree centigrade in the city, foretasted by the meteorological department.
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Minimum temperature to remain 27 degree centigrade, while maximum to rise up to 42, whereas 68% humidity has been recorded today.
The authorities have placed water coolers at various spots to facilitate the public.
Doctors have also advised the public to keep themselves safe from scorching sunlight and drink plenty of water. They have also suggested the people to wear light colour clothes.Moreover, the doctors recommend that people should prevent drinking contagious beverages from the vendors.
Karachi witnessed the deadliest heatwave three years ago, the one that Pakistan had seen in over 50 years.
According to the MET department , weather will become normal from Saturday, weather to remain more hot in May and June, foretasted by the MET department.
Seven Steps To Prevent Yourself From Heat Stroke
1. Drink Plenty of Water
The most important thing you can do to avoid heat stroke is to drink more water than you usually do because you are losing fluids through sweat. Drink two to four cups of water every hour when you are outside or exercising. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to start drinking water. By then, you are already becoming dehydrated and putting yourself at risk of heat stroke. Also, make sure that your children and others at a higher risk of heat stroke are drinking enough water throughout the day.2. Eat Hydrating Foods
In order to avoid dehydration and the possibility of heat stroke, eat fruits and vegetables that are hydrating. They have a high water content and contain valuable electrolytes. Some of the best hydrating foods to beat heat stroke symptoms include:Coconut water , watermelon , oranges , grapefruits , pineapple , berries , bananas and others. These hydrating fruits and vegetables are full of important electrolytes like magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium. Eating plenty of these foods will help you to stay hydrated and combat electrolyte imbalance.
3. Avoid Sugary Drinks, Alcohol and Caffeine
It’s important to prevent dehydration by avoiding the consumption of sugary, sweetened drinks, alcohol and caffeine. All of these dehydrating beverages cause increased urination and electrolyte loss. Plus, consuming too much sugar can lead to inflammation.This makes the symptoms of heat stroke even worse. Although sports drinks are marketed to keep you hydrated during physical activity, many of these products contain a ton of added sugars and synthetic flavorings. So, opt for natural electrolytes instead.
4. Avoid Direct Sunlight
To avoid developing heat stroke or other heat-related illnesses, limit your time outdoors on those hot days, especially midday when the sun is at its hottest. If you’re outside on a very hot day, stay in the shade.If you’re in an open space, bring an umbrella for protection. For athletes who train outdoors, schedule your workouts earlier or later in the day when there are cooler temperatures.
5. Stay in an Air-Conditioned Building
You have to keep your body temperature cool during times of extreme heat. Using a fan alone as your cooling device isn’t going to be enough on those really hot days. You are going to need to stay in an air-conditioned home or building for as long as possible. If you don’t have access to an air-conditioner in your home, find an air-conditioned shelter in your community and get some relief there for a few hours.
6. Check your Medications
Some medications can increase your risk of heat stroke because they affect how your body reacts to the heat or they interfere with your salt and water balance. Medications that may alter your ability to deal with high temperatures include antibiotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihistamines, drugs for heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol, laxatives, diuretics and medications for seizures.If you’re taking any of these kinds of medications, talk to your doctor about your increased risk of heat-related illnesses. And take special care to stay hydrated and cool on hot days. It’s also a great idea to research natural remedies for the health issues that you’re being medicated for, if possible.
7. Check on Those at Risk
On those really hot days, make sure to check on people who are at a greater risk of developing heat stroke symptoms. This includes people over the age of 65, people with chronic medical conditions, infants and children and people who don’t have air conditioning in their home.
Research also shows that social isolation is associated with an increased risk of heat-related illness. This includes people who are unmarried or widowed, living alone or those who tend to stay home all day.