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(DAY 89) Beat the heat

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Gaurav Parashar

Summers in India

Summers in India are notorious for their scorching heat and relentless sun. The mercury soars, leaving people seeking respite from the sweltering temperatures. It is almost impossible to be outside between 12 noon to 6 pm. It is 43 degree celsius in Gurgaon today.

Frequent visits in the sun lead to heat stroke (or लू लगना) and it can be very painful. Loo is a hot, dry wind that blows across the plains, intensifying the already high temperatures. This atmospheric phenomenon can be relentless, with temperatures soaring well above 40 degrees Celsius. The loo heat waves bring with them a sense of discomfort, as the hot gusts deplete the moisture in the air and drain energy from those caught outdoors. It becomes crucial to take precautionary measures, such as staying hydrated, seeking shade, and avoiding outdoor activities during the peak hours. The loo heat waves serve as a reminder of the resilience required to endure the challenging but characteristically intense summers of North India.

Beat the heat

To beat the heat, I have decided the following:

  • Avoid being directly under sun from 11 am to 6 pm. Even a brief time under sun should be avoided.
  • Drink atleast 3L of water everyday and keep a water bottle with you at all times.
  • Wear cotton clothes which cover most of the body.
  • Avoid sudden change of temperatures and direct AC air if coming from outside.

It is clear that the sudden change in weather are more frequent and it is important to stay safe during summers.