Heat breaks 8 year old record in Guwahati!

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The heat today in the city has broken an 8 year old record in Guwahati with a temperature of 38.2 degree Celcius. It must be noted that the highest recorded July temperature in Guwahati was previously 37.5 degree Celcius which was on the 13th of July in 2009. A person Monilal Singh has also died in a probable heatwave in the city near Lankeswar temple.

“This is the highest ever recorded temperature in Guwahati” says Sanjay Shaw, Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department. “But the temperature is cyclical; it varies from time to time. Today we recorded the highest temperature; however, it will decrease tomorrow. We expect the temperature to be around 33-34 degree Celcius.” he adds. He also states that one of the major causes of a heat stroke is the abrupt rise in temperature.

The temperature in Guwahati is soaring by the day! And like you, we are also having a tough time dealing with it.

If this is the condition in July, what’s awaiting us for the month of August is unimaginable.

Stay safe, during a heat wave!

So, dear folks, here are a few tips, that might save you from the unbearable heat this summer.

  • Drink a lot of water, more than the usual. It’s important, and you need not wait to feel thirsty.
  • Fruits and shakes make you feel less dehydrated.
  • Do not allow the children to be out in the sun for a longer duration.
  • Use hand-fans, box fans to cool yourself. Try to increase the air circulation in the interiors.
  • You can try to eliminate the extra sources of heat.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, and sugary drinks, they can get you dehydrated.
  • Make sure you wear light coloured and light weighted clothes.
  • Water can be your saviour, drink or go ahead take the cool shower.
  • Do not stand right under the sun; try to stick to the shady areas. Wearing a hat or sunglasses will also provide a lot of relief.
  • Avoid going out, when the sun is high up, especially mid mornings or later in the afternoon.