For those who are always interested in “what’s hot and what’s not” — now we can definitely tell you that Chandigarh in the last week of May is hot. The weatherman says ‘brace for a heat wave’.
The coming week is going to be a true-blue North Indian sizzler. Expect day temperatures to hover in the 40s. Night temperatures will not fall lower than 24 degrees Celsius. Local Meteorological Department Director Surender Paul advises everyone to hunker down under the fan for at least the next couple of days because – after being spared scorching temperatures in April and the first weeks of May – the easy times are finally over.
The loo is blowing over Haryana and Punjab and the mercury is rising. Even Himachal residents are going to be sweating it out in the coming week.
We ought to be genetically suited to very hot temperatures and when one stops to think that back in the days of our grandparents people even got through summers without so much as a fan, then we really should not be afraid of a little heat. But in fact, excessive heat can have serious health consequences for many people. It is not just that a few hours in the sun may leave you looking somewhat less than “fair and lovely”, high temperatures are a health threat to people with heart conditions, diabetes, pregnant ladies and people who are recovering from surgery. They should take special care to remain cool.
Also spare a thought for your pet. Pity the long-haired little doggy and treat him to a trim.
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