City is buzzing: City is buzzing at 41.4°C; 225 heat cases per day | Ahmedabad News

Ahmedabad: The city was the second hottest weather station in Gujarat on Thursday with a maximum temperature of 41.4 degrees Celsius. Surendranagar was the hottest at 42°C. According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), yellow alert will be in effect from May 2 to 6 as maximum temperatures are likely to range between 41°C and 42°C and minimum temperatures between 23°C and 24°C. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the maximum temperature is likely to be 42°C on Friday. The minimum temperature in the city was 23.8 degrees Celsius, 2.4 degrees lower than normal. According to the forecast, heat waves are likely to prevail in Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Kutch and Valsad on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. According to the forecast, there will be no major changes in maximum temperatures in the region over the next five days. Six other cities in Gujarat – Deesa, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Bhuj, Kandla, Amreli and Rajkot – recorded maximum temperatures above 40°C. Over the past ten days, there have been an average of 225 cases of heat-related emergencies handled by EMRI 108 emergency services in the city, with AMC-managed health facilities recording an average of 12 heat-related emergencies every day. “First and foremost, it’s important to stay hydrated. Water jugs and pots are available in many places in the city. One mobile water tanker is active in each zone of the AMC. All municipal gardens will remain open till 11 pm and water and ORS packs will be available at all AMTS and BRTS stations,” said a senior AMC official. Doctors in the city said that one should avoid protein-rich foods and stale foods on days with high temperatures. “One should cover his head when going out, take regular breaks when exposed to the sun and pay special attention to small children, the elderly and pregnant women,” a city doctor said. “Exposure to high temperatures can lead to heat rash, excessive sweating, fatigue, head and body aches, diarrhea and vomiting.”

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