Heatwave Alert in India: How to Stay Cool This Summer?

India is expected to experience prolonged heat waves, especially between April and June. The IMD has forecasted heatwave conditions over parts of India for the next two days. Here are some tips to stay cool and safe during the hot summer weather:


  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Avoid sugary drinks or excessive amounts of alcohol, as they can dehydrate you.

  • Dress for the weather: Wear loose, light-coloured clothing made from breathable fabrics like cotton. Avoid tight-fitting clothes or dark colours that absorb heat.

  • Limit strenuous activity: Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day, typically between 11 am and 4 pm. If you must be outside, take breaks in air-conditioned spaces or shady areas.

  • Seek air conditioning: Stay in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible, especially during the hottest part of the day. If you don't have air conditioning, take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.

  • Protect yourself from the sun: If you must be outdoors, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and a hat to protect your head and face from the sun's harmful rays.

By following these simple tips, you can stay safe and comfortable throughout the hot summer months in India.