Surviving the ongoing Heat Wave in Pakistan: Tips for Staying Cool

Surviving the ongoing Heat Wave in Pakistan: Tips for Staying Cool

News on the latest Heat Wave in Pakistan:

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of a severe heatwave yet again moving across Lahore and reaching much of Punjab. Day temperatures will remain 6-8 degrees Celsius above normal until May 27.

The recent weather hints at the fact that the immense area of Pakistan is under the effect of dry continental air, passing on, and high air pressure; together, they result in the Excessive heat .

For Lahore, temperatures have been set at 45°-47 years on Thursday and Friday, with the mercury rising higher up in the life of the citizens.

It has become hot and relatively dry over the latest 24 hours. Now, the thermometer is standing 4-6°C above average, and this trend is going to continue.

Day temperatures set to remain high; 4-6° above the average over the region of Potohar.

Yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in Lahore was 44°C, which maintained further uneasiness toward the late hours of the evening with the relative humidity at 21%.

The hottest remained cities of Punjab were Noorpur Thal and Khairpur where the mercury touched 48°C, while it was an extreme high of 47°C for cities of Rahim Yar Khan, Bawalnagar, Kot Addu, and Bhakkar. Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan followed at 46°C; 45°C was noted in Sahiwal, Multan, and Sargodha.

Residents must remain well-hydrated and avoid direct sunlight as much as possible while taking care to protect themselves from excessive heat.

Surviving the Heat Wave in Pakistan

Hey there! If you’re reading this, chances are it’s super-hot outside and you need some tips to stay cool. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a simple guide to help you survive excessive heat in Pakistan.

  1. Stay Hydrated

One of the most important things you can do during a heat wave is to drink lots of water. When it’s hot, your body loses water through sweat, so you need to drink more than usual. Aim for at least 8 glasses a day. You can also enjoy other hydrating drinks like coconut water or fresh fruit juices.

  1. Wear Light Clothing

Wear loose, light-colored clothes made from breathable fabrics like cotton. Dark colors absorb more heat, so it’s better to stick with light colors. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can also help protect you from the sun.

  1. Stay Indoors During Peak Hours

The sun is usually the hottest between 11 AM and 4 PM. Try to stay indoors during these hours. If you need to go outside, make sure to take breaks in the shade and avoid strenuous activities.

  1. Use Fans and Air Conditioners

If you have an air conditioner, use it to keep your room cool. If not, a fan can also help. You can place a bowl of ice in front of the fan for a DIY air conditioner effect. Close curtains or blinds to keep the sun from heating up your room.

  1. Cool Down with Water

Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature. You can also use a damp cloth on your neck, wrists, and forehead. Drinking cold water or eating popsicles can also help you feel cooler.

  1. Eat Light Meals

Heavy meals can make you feel hotter. Eat light, refreshing foods like salads, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid hot and spicy foods as they can increase your body temperature.

  1. Stay Informed

Keep an eye on the weather forecast so you know how hot it’s going to be. This way, you can plan your day accordingly and take extra precautions if needed.

  1. Look Out for Each Other

Check on your family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly and those with health conditions. Make sure they are staying cool and hydrated too.

  1. Use Cooling Products

There are various cooling products like cooling towels, ice packs, and misting fans that can help you stay cool. You can easily find them in stores or online.

  1. Stay Positive and Relax

Heat waves can be tough, but staying positive can make it easier. Find indoor activities you enjoy, like reading, playing board games, or watching movies. Relax and take it easy!

Remember, it’s important to take care of yourself and those around you during a heat wave. By following these tips, you can stay cool and comfortable even when there is excessive heat. Stay safe and beat the heat!


Written by Team Neemopani


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