Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that heatwave is likely in Kozhikode district on Wednesday and Thursday. A heatwave alert is issued in Kerala for the first time after 2016. Heatwave is a phenomenon that causes the temperature to rise by 4.5 degree Celsius or more.
On Wednesday and Thursday, people are likely to experience health issues due to intense heat. People are advised not to get exposed to direct sunlight from 11 in the morning to 4 in the evening. Also people are asked to avoid going out in city area during day hours.
Those who engage in outdoor works should avoid being exposed to sunlight across the district. Aged people, children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and patients are likely to be affected with heat easily. So, they are advised not to go out at any cost during the day hours. Those who are exposed to sunlight may experience sunburn, sunstroke and dehydration.
The Disaster Management Authority warned if anyone experiences physical discomforts, they should immediately take rest and do the needful to cool down the body. The IMD informed that temperature is likely to rise by 3-4 degree Celsius in Alappuzha and Kottayam and by 2-3 degree Celsius in Kollam, Thrissur and Malappuram.