Bengaluru sees hottest day so far this year on Tuesday

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BENGALURU: The state’s capital recorded the highest ever maximum temperature so far this year at 36.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department, the temperature was 3 degrees Celsius above normal and was the highest rise in the state.

The temperature will likely hover aroudn 35 degrees Celsius in Silicon City and the Met Department has predicted that the heat will continue till June. On Tuesday, the temperature recorded at HAL airport was 35 degrees Celsius  while it was 36.5 degrees Celsius at Kempegowda International airport.

The maximum temperature is rising in many districts due to lack of moisture in the air. In North Karnataka, the maximum temperature is now around 38-39 degrees Celsius, while in South Karnataka districts it is 34-36 degrees Celsius.

Normally, the highest maximum temperature recorded in plains is about 40 degrees Celsius and in the hilly regions, it is around 30 degrees Celsius. If it is crosses the average temperature, it is called as heat wave. The Indian Meteorological Department will declare a ‘heat wave’ when the maximum temperature rises anywhere between 4.5 and 6 degrees Celsius.

Health tips to follow during summer:

  • Apply sunscreen lotion when stepping outside.
  • Wear cotton and comfortable clothes that keep the body cool.
  • Drink more liquids like water, natural fruit juices.
  • In case of vomiting/diarrhoea, drink juice, water, ORS.
  • Diabetics can consume buttermilk, water and porridge.
  • Children, pregnant women, senior citizens should not go out of house unnecessarily.
  • Be careful not to get mosquitoes bites and keep the house and surroundings clean.
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