'Adopt precaution to protect yourself from heat wave'


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Kathmandu, June 3: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has requested one and all to adopt necessary precautions to be protected from heat waves, as it is possible in Tarai areas of the country next few days. 

Issuing a special bulletin, the Division requested all to adopt necessary precautions for five days. 

"There is the possibility of increasing minimum and maximum temperature in most of the places of Tarai for some days. So, adopting necessary precautions is imperative," said the Division. 

Meteorologist Govinda Kumar Jha mentioned that there is a possibility of a heat wave until the next three days and most of the places of Tarai have been experiencing heat waves for the past two days.

The temperature from Saptari to Bhairahawa has crossed 40 degrees Celsius while the temperature of Nepalgunj and its surrounding areas is around 40 degree Celsius. 

According to the Division, the minimum and maximum temperatures of most of the places in the country are increasing for the past few days.

One could feel tiredness, weakness, headache, vomiting, and muscle pain during a heat wave. The Division requested people to stay inside the house, wear a cotton dress, drink water and juice, and visit health facilities in case of health-related problems.

Similarly, there is still partial impact of westerly wind coupled with local wind, resulting in rising heat across the country, including Kathmandu Valley for some days. 

No possibility of rain for three days

The weather in the hilly areas of the country as well as in the Kathmandu Valley is now partly cloudy, added Jha. He further said there was no possibility of rainfall till next three days in Kathmandu.  However, there is a chance of cloudy weather and rainfall at some places of Karnali, Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Provinces. 

The minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley on Friday and Saturday was 17 degree Celsius and maximum temperature 32 degree Celsius. (RSS)

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