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Terai Braces for Brutal Heatwave

Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks.
May 26, 2024
Terai Brutal Heatwave

The Weather Forecasting Division has issued a special bulletin warning of potential heat waves in the Terai region over the next three days. Maximum temperatures in some areas of Far-Western and Lumbini provinces have already reached or exceeded 40 degrees Celsius.

To stay safe during this hot spell, the Division advises taking the following precautions:

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  • Limit outdoor activity: Stay indoors or seek out cool spaces during the hottest part of the day, typically the afternoon.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks.
  • Dress for the heat: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and breathable clothing, preferably made from cotton.
  • Protect yourself from the sun: Cover your head with a hat or umbrella whenever you’re outdoors.
  • Be aware of heatstroke symptoms: These include fatigue, weakness, excessive thirst, headache, muscle cramps, dizziness, fainting, and vomiting. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Those with health problems: People with pre-existing health conditions should be especially cautious and stay in close contact with their healthcare providers.

Beat the Heat: Fun and Cool Activities During a Heatwave

While staying safe is paramount, there are still ways to enjoy yourself during a heatwave. Here are some cool ideas:

  • Hit the pool or water park: Take a refreshing dip to cool down completely.
  • Enjoy a cool movie or museum visit: Escape the heat and immerse yourself in culture or entertainment.
  • Have a water balloon fight or play indoor games: Keep cool with some splashy fun or gather friends and family for board games or video games.
  • Make homemade ice cream or chilled desserts: Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some delicious treats.
  • Relax in a cool bath or take a refreshing shower: Lower your body temperature and unwind.
  • Read a book or listen to music: Catch up on your reading list or create a relaxing playlist.

For additional heat safety tips and a complete list of the Weather Forecasting Division’s recommendations, please refer to their special bulletin.

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