|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 26 May 2012 17:20|
The heat wave is sweeping North India and Dehradun has not been spared either. While Delhi recorded an all time high of 44°C on Friday, the rising mercury created a new record in Doon too. The State Capital recorded a peak in temperature on Friday which stuck at 41.4°C making it the hottest day of this season. This was also the highest temperature recorded in May since past 8 years. Doon sizzled similarly at 41.6° C in May 2004.
With the continuous rise in temperature, the Doon Valley seems to have no scope for relief even in the coming days. According to the Met department, the mercury is likely rise further in May. Few days back, the maximum temperature in the state capital went as high as 40°C. But on Wednesday, it dipped to 39.3°C offering some relief but alas, there have been no rain showers as would happen in the Doon of yore whenever the mercury went up.
The heat wave conditions have forced the people to stay indoors. If it can be helped, people prefer do their chores early in the morning or towards the evening, when the temperature dips. Sushma Sharma, a resident of Kishan Nagar has reported that the construction work of her new house has been affected due to the heat wave since the labourers are not turning up.
Due to the sweltering heat, doctors are reporting an increase in the cases of gastroenteritis and heat stroke. Heat stroke is one of the most serious heat related problems. Doctors recommend that to avoid heat stroke, people should drink plenty of water. When venturing out, protect the skin by using sunscreen lotions to minimize harmful exposure to UV rays. Eye problems also increase when temperature goes up. It is advisable to cover eyes with large sunglasses. Do take the doctor’s advice and follow these simple steps to keep safe from the unrelenting sun this summer.