Summer all set to sear City in coming days

Summer all set to sear City in coming days

Summer all set to sear City in coming days

The onset of summer after a slight delay has left the City sweltering as the mercury rose to 36 degrees Celsius, forcing people to pull out their umbrellas.

The Met department said the temperature in the City crossed the 35-degree barrier three days ago. However, India Meteorological Department Director B Puttanna said, “Since there are some clouds, the temperature has come down slightly.”

Predictions on the department’s website also indicate that the temperature will remain stable in the City for the next three days with a partly cloudy sky and 60 per cent humidity. He added that in the past few years, the temperature has been around 34 degrees Celsius during the onset of summer. “There is no considerable difference as compared to the previous years. It is near normal. However, it may shoot up further in April and May.”

The rising temperature has brought in its wake many health problems, including cases of heat boils, rashes, gastroenteritis besides other health issues among people.

Doctors have a word of caution for people against seasonal health ailments. Dr Raghunandan, Medical Super- intendent, Isolation Hospital, said, “Between March and May, we see an increase in the cases of Gastroenteritis. It is important to be cautious during the season,” he said.

He emphasised on drinking more water. “It is also important not to consume cut fruits and food served outside as it ups the possibility of infections,” Dr Raghunandan said.
Dr B Leelavathy, Professor and HOD, Dermatology, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, cautioned people against exposure to the intense ultraviolet radiations causing skin problem.

Asha Benakappa, pediatrician, Vani Villas Hospital, cautioned about water-borne diseases, which become rampant during summer.