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Bahawalpur braces for 48C temperature

By News Desk

May 21, 2024 12:04 PM


Bahawalpur braces for 48C temperature

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The Met Office has forecast that due to current heatwave prevailing in the South Punjab region, Bahawalpur and adjoining areas might face 47C to 48C centigrades highest maximum temperature on Wednesday.

It forecast that a dry and very hot weather would continue prevailing in the region for next 24 hours.

The highest maximum temperatures 46 centigrade and the lowest minimum 30 centigrade were recorded during the last 24 hours.

The dry and very hot weather has also been forecast for rest of the region.

Expert warns of heart disease risks

Health expert on Tuesday stressed media awareness drives and precautions especially for workers outdoors and elderly as prolonged heat exposure may lead to heat-related illnesses with complications such as increased risk for heart disease.

“The number of fatal heart attacks and strokes could triple as extreme heat increases with global warming”, said In-charge Medicine & viral infections Dr Naseem Akhtar while talking to the PTV news channel.

It is crucial to be aware of and recognize the early symptoms of heat-related illnesses, said Dr Naseem, adding “Those people who are having outdoor jobs like sales and manual jobs construction workers are more prone to health-related issues and even young children and old age people with chronic medical problems are easily prone to heat-related health issues.”

“Those who are even more dehydrated can present with nausea, palpitations, and flushed skin. We advise people to stay indoors during peak hours of the day, keep well hydrated, and wear light cotton clothing and a hat with sunglasses.”

She highlighted that intense heat waves are being reported across many parts of the globe due to global warming.

“It is very important to educate the public about the symptoms associated with extreme heat exposure, she said, adding they are tiredness, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea, sweating, rapid heartbeat, dark-coloured urine etc.”

“When people prepare properly through heat acclimatization and carry fluids and eat properly, they can do very well in hot environments,” she said.

She suggested that people should stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, especially water and electrolyte-rich beverages, to prevent dehydration. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, as they can contribute to dehydration.


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