The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave warning for Mumbai and its surrounding areas, predicting temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in the coming days.
On Sunday and Monday, the highest temperature in most parts of Mumbai was above 37 degrees Celsius.
Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts have received a detailed district-by-district forecast and warnings until March 16.
According to IMD, the heatwave in these districts is expected to subside by Thursday.
“A severe heatwave warning has been issued for the Northern Konkan region, which encompasses Palghar, Mumbai, and Thane. We have issued a heatwave warning for the whole Konkan region for March 16th “a source confirmed.
A severe heatwave is proclaimed in a coastal station, like as Mumbai, when the daily maximum temperature exceeds 37 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
In response to the IMD’s warning, the Mumbai civic authority used Twitter to advise inhabitants about the dos and don’ts, urging them to “keep hydrated and safe.”
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has urged residents to keep safe and hydrated while out in the afternoon.
It advised that anyone suffering from a heat stroke be transported to the hospital right away, and that individuals drink plenty of water and other healthful drinks.
Drink plenty of water and as often as possible, even if you’re not thirsty,” the BMC advised, adding that people should avoid vigorous activity when the weather is hot.
It also advised individuals to avoid tea, coffee, soft drinks, high-protein, and stale foods, and to wear a hat or umbrella when working outside, as well as a moist towel on their head, neck, face, and limbs.
The BMC also advised individuals to drink ORS (oral rehydration salts) and homemade drinks such as lassi, Torani (rice water), lemon water, and buttermilk, which can help the body rehydrate. It advised using fans and bathing in cold water regularly.