Jhabua: The summer heat seems to be taking its toll on people. Since the beginning of the month, temperatures have risen and humidity has also increased. Various measures are being taken to deal with the weather. People enjoy cold drinks while young children can be seen diving into water bodies.

The heat has also affected the daily routines of people, where markets are silent in the afternoon. Senior doctor at the Distict Hospital Dr BS Baghel says that there are high chances of dehydration during such times. Thus, it is important to drink a lot of water. He suggested that measures should be taken to avoid direct exposure to the sun like wearing scarf, hat etc.

Technical Officer at the weather dept., Rajesh Tripathi told that the humidity increases the possibility of pest in the green gram. Thus, farmers need to use pesticides. He also added that the temperature may rise or fall in the coming days due to wind influence. The humidity will increase in the coming days. The highest temperature this summer has been 44 degree Celsius on 29th April.

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