DoHM cautions of heat wave in West Terai and Madhesh regions for next five days

Published On: April 23, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 23: The government has cautioned the denizens of West Terai and Madhesh regions to take precaution from hot air that could take place for the next five days.

Issuing a special bulletin on Monday, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM) showed the possibility of a wave of hot and dry air (loo) in the aforementioned areas until April 26. The department has requested the people concerned to take necessary precautions to remain safe from the possible impacts of loo.

The DoHM has recorded an excessive rise in the temperature mainly in Madhesh region including Lumbini Province and lowlands of Sudurpaschim Province in recent days. On Monday, the temperature in these regions was recorded at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. The heat wave is called 'loo' when the temperature rises above 40 degree Celsius.

Along with the excessive rise in temperature in the Terai region, the DoHM has cited the possibility of surge in temperature also in a number of valleys of the hill regions. The department has urged the locals in the hill regions also to adopt cautionary measures.

Fatigue, weakness, thirst, headache, muscle cramp, dizziness, muscle pain and vomiting can be caused by loo. The DoHM has further suggested people stay home, in cool places, wear cotton clothes, cover their heads while walking outside, and increase the intake of juice and water to avoid the effects of heat waves.

In case of health problems, consultation with health workers and medical persons has been suggested.

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