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PMD issues heatwave warning in Karachi

PMD has urged citizen to avoid running unnecessary errands

Karachi: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a heatwave warning for Karachi, urging residents to avoid going outside unnecessarily in the coming week, especially during peak hours when people are most exposed to the sun.

On Sunday, the Met Department forecast that the region will undergo a heatwave for the next six to eight days, with temperatures touching 40-42°C during the day.

Bearing in mind the hazards of a heatwave, here are a few things Dr Daniyal Raza, an emergency room doctor at Indus Hospital, suggests you do to combat the heat:

Avoid running unnecessary errands

The hottest part of the day comes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun takes full hold of the skies. As a result, it is recommended that you should not go outside during these five hours to avoid heatstroke.

Consume juices, eat fruits

During the summer, it’s important to stay hydrated. Stop dehydration by holding a glass of water or consuming juices. You can also flavor your water with fresh fruits.

Instead of salty or spicy dishes, eat soft and ripe summer tomatoes, fresh vegetables, and sour or astringent foods.

Stay covered

Avoid direct exposure because you can not only burn your skin but also expose you to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which are particularly toxic.

If you must be outdoors for an extended period of time, stop doing so without shade or wearing clothing that exposes your skin to the light. Wearing sunscreen will also be helpful in this case.

Wear cotton clothing and light colour dress

Cotton, rather than other fibers, can be used for clothes because it is light and absorbent. Furthermore, use lighter colors because dark colors absorb heat and lighter colors reflect the sun’s rays.

Keep a towel, wet it

When in contact with cold water, there are several pulse points on the body that can be used as cooling spots.

Apply a wet towel to your knees, hands, and temples, or run cool water over them.

Take quick showers

Take quick baths or showers because nothing beats a cool them in the middle of a hot summer day and especially in the heatwave.

Eat cucumber

Since Cucumbers are made of 90% water therefore it is cooling in nature. You can eat it and munch on the raw cucumber to fight to get hit by heatstroke.

These are the Symptoms of Heatwave

Furthermore, it’s critical to recognize when the heat has gotten to you, so keep an eye out for the following signs, as described by Dr. Raza:



Next, people who are stricken by the heatwave may also feel nauseous and vomiting.

Loss of consciousness

Losing consciousness is a sign of severe symptoms of heatstroke. People who have experienced heatwave are likely to pass out.

If you see someone hit by the heatstroke then Immediately do this.

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