Goa govt issues extreme heat wave heat advisory

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Panaji: Goa government on Tuesday issued an advisory of extreme heat wave in the coastal state.

State health minister Vishwajit Rane has posted the advisory on his social media pages, which is issued by Directorate of Health Services.

“Extreme Heat/Heatwave Advisory by Directorate of Health Services, Goa. If you are experiencing heatwave symptoms, please seek immediate assistance at the nearest health center or district hospital,” Rane wrote on the social media.

In the various precautions that are given as a part of advisory, the government has asked people to drink sufficient water whenever possible, even if you are not thirsty. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

The government has asked people to Wear thin loose, cotton garments preferably light coloured Cover your head, use umbrella, hat, cap, towel and other traditional head gears during exposure to direct sunlight

“Although anyone at any time can suffer from the heat stress de beat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others and should be given additional attention,” the advisory reads.

The website of Indian Meteorological Department has said that Dry weather prevailed over the state of Goa on Tuesday during which Highest maximum temperature of 33.6°C was recorded at Panaji and lowest minimum temperature of 24.8°C was recorded.

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