Mumbai weather heats up; know how to keep your body naturally cool during warm, stuffy nights
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai is expected to see a rise in temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius mid-next week. IMD says Mumbai is likely to experience a heat wave along with Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts, where a yellow watch has been issued. Citizens have been advised to beware of the inclement weather and stay indoors. Read on to know a few natural ways to cool the body temperature and escape the drastic effects of a heat wave.
Updated Mar 10, 2023 | 02:20 PM IST
IMD predicts a heat wave in Mumbai next week.
New Delhi: After unseasonal rains, gusty wind, and dust storms, the weather in Mumbai is only getting worse by the day. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the city, since earlier this month has recorded maximum temperatures above 35 degrees.
Also, the temperatures are expected to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius mid-next week along the coast of Maharashtra and by 4-6 degrees Celsius in the interiors of the state.
IMD says Mumbai is likely to experience a heat wave along with Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts, where a yellow watch has been issued. Citizens have been advised to beware of the inclement weather and stay indoors.
The IMD declares a heatwave when the local temperature is expected to cross 40°C and simultaneously rise 5°C to 6°C above the region’s normal temperature.
Amid such conditions, dehydration , heat cramps and exhaustion, and deadly heat strokes are all possibilities, and therefore children, older people, and those with pre-existing health conditions must avoid venturing outdoors during the afternoon hours.
Natural ways to cool your body
The normal body temperature should be around 98.6 degrees Celsius, but it can vary by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius depending on the time of day. It also differs slightly from person to person.
According to health experts, a few natural ways to keep the body temperature down during warm, stuffy nights are:
Drink cold liquids
Have as many cool liquids as you can to reduce the body temperature. However, you need to make sure not to include too many sugary drinks in your diet as it can also upset your system. A regular intake of fluids like water, lemon water, buttermilk, coconut water, etc. can prevent dehydration which increases body heat.
Sit in front of cool air
You can reduce your body temperature by moving to an area where there is a source of cooler air, like under a fan or cooler. The body will lose heat by convection.
Bathe in cool water
In summer, always make sure to take a bath in cool water to immediately reduce body temperature.
Wear cotton, breathable clothes
Heat passes more easily through some fabrics like cotton and linen which are natural. These allow heat to escape from the body more easily than synthetic ones like acrylic and nylon.
Get checked for thyroid
Many times, high body heat can also be due to an overactive thyroid. In this case, you may also have a rapid heart rate, sweating, and jaundice. You should get checked for the same.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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