The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday(April 27) issued an alert stating that a heat wave will grip Karachi next week. A heatwave is likely to grip Karachi for three days from May 1-3, the alert read.
“The maximum day temperature would range from 40C-42C during this period,” it added. Dry and hot winds will flow from north/northwest in the daytime during this period. the alert further stated.
Sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion. Other symptoms include red, dry or damp skin, headache, and dizziness. Heat stroke occurs because of high external temperatures or physical exertion. Risk factors include heat waves, high humidity, certain drugs such as diuretics, beta blockers, or alcohol, heart disease, and skin disorders.
Suggestions for preventing heatstroke include:
If you must be out in the heat
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27 September, 2019