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SEVERE HEAT WAVE – RED WARNING for Belagavi upto May 5

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By uday

The IMD has issued a SEVERE HEAT WAVE – RED WARNING for Belagavi from May 1 to May 5.

Warm night conditions are very likely to prevail over north Interior Karnataka for the next 5 days. Hot and humid conditions are very likely to prevail over Uttar Kannada districts from 01st to 5th May 2024. No Large Change in Maximum temperature very likely over the State for the next 5 days.

RED ALERT AREAS (Belagavi, Bagalkote, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppala districts) ✓ Very high likelihood of developing heat illness and heat stroke in all ages. ✓ Extreme care is needed for vulnerable people.

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Advisories for Heat Wave (IMD):

General public

Avoid direct exposure to sunlight between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m.

Drink sufficient water and as often as possible, even if not thirsty Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose, and porous cotton clothes.

Use protective goggles, umbrella/hat, shoes or chappals while going out in sun. Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrates the body. Avoid high-protein food and do not eat stale food.

If you work outside, use a hat or an umbrella and also use a damp cloth on your head, neck, face and limbs

Do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles

If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor immediately.

Use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. which helps to re-hydrate the body.

Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink.

Keep your home cool, use curtains, shutters or sunshade and open windows at night.

Use fans, damp clothing and take bath in cold water frequently.

Athletes Avoid strenuous activities when the outside temperature is high. Avoid working outside between 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Travellers

While travelling, carry water with you.

Advisory for Hot and Humid conditions in Coastal Karnataka Moderate temperature & heat is tolerable for general public but moderate health concern likely for vulnerable people e.g. infants, elderly, people with chronic diseases. Avoid heat exposure. Wear lightweight, light color, loose, cotton clothes. Cover your head, use a cloth, hat or umbrella.

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