Indore: Freakish weather continues, viral diseases rise by 20%

Indore: Freakish weather continued on Monday as the temperature fluctuated throughout the day, endorsing meteorological department’s forecast about weather uncertainty. Department officials said temperature will remain uncertain in next couple of days as eastern part of Madhya Pradesh received rain on Sunday and that may affect city weather as well.

“Wind blowing from western direction is taking its toll on day and night temperature. The changes in wind pattern and activities in eastern part of the state may pull down the temperature,” weatherman said. City’s day temperature on Monday hovered around 30 degrees Celsius. In the evening, cold winds began to blow. The weatherman has warned people to brace up for hot and itchy days though cold nights are not ruled out.

The frequent weather changes have affected people’s health. Private clinics and hospitals are receiving rising number of patients suffering from body ache, viral diseases, throat infection etc. “Number of patients suffering from body ache, cough and cold and other diseases is on rise. These cases are likely to rise by another 20 percent in coming days,” said general physician Dr Vijay Thakur.

Pediatrician Dr Ashutosh Sharma said, “Parents should keep an eye on food their children are taking. Children should be prevented from taking cold food.” Doctors have appealed to residents to take extra care of children as they have weak immunity compared to adults.

On Monday, city recorded maximum temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees above normal while night temperature at 16 degrees Celsius was 6 degrees above normal. Ways to keep yourself healthy, Stay cool and hydrated. Drink at least 4-6 glasses of water daily, Avoid over exposure to cold winds, Increase intake of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, Take proper rest and sleep, Avoid fried food, Reduce tea and coffee intake

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