Long hot summer awaits Kerala, warns KSDMA
Kasaragod: The atmospheric temperature in the state is on the increase. The average highest temperature in Kerala is 35 to 37 degree Celsius. The five hottest days during February across the country was recorded in Kerala at Kottayam, Kannur, Punalur and Alappuzha regions.
On 23rd February, the hottest temperature was recorded at Kottayam at 37 degree Celsius. On 20th Feb, the temperature was 36 degree Celsius in Kottayam and Kannur. On 14th Feb, it was 35.5 degree Celsius in Punalur, 36 degree Celsius at Kottayam on 11th Feb and 35.2 degree Celsius at Alappuzha on 10th February.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has issued a safety warning in this regard.
People should avoid being under direct sunlight from 11 am to 3 pm. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee, tea and carbonated soft drinks during daytime. Avoid cooking during afternoon. Use umbrella or cap while stepping outside during daytime. Wear light coloured, loose cotton clothes, KSDMA instructed.