PATNA: Bihar is currently facing severe heatwave conditions, with temperatures crossing the 43 degrees Celsius mark in at least five places. Motihari district recorded the maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Saturday, indicating a significant rise in temperature.
According to a weather bulletin issued by the Bihar Mausam Sewa Kendra (BMSK) of the state government, the severe heatwave conditions are expected to prevail in the next three-four days. The report also warned people to take necessary precautions to avoid heatstroke, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses.
The BMSK advised people to avoid stepping out of their homes during the hottest part of the day, between 11 am and 4 pm, and to wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothes. The statement also urged people to drink plenty of fluids, including water, coconut water, and lemonade, to keep themselves hydrated.
In addition, the BMSK advised people to avoid drinking tea, coffee, and alcohol during the heatwave, as these drinks can cause dehydration.
According to news agency PTI, Bihar Disaster Management minister Shahnawaz said on Saturday “People are advised to avoid heat exposure, keep cool and avoid dehydration. Besides, district authorities have also been advised to monitor the situation in their respective districts. Situation is being closely monitored by the state Disaster Management department,”.
Five districts recorded a maximum day temperature of 42 degrees Celsius or more on Saturday, maximum day temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was recorded in Aurangabad.
The districts that recorded 42 degree Celsius or more temperature on Saturday included: Dehri (42.8 degree Celsius), Patna (42.4 degree Celsius), Jamui (42.3 degree Celsius), Khagaria (42.2 degree Celsius), Sheikhpura (42.1 degree Celsius) and Motihari (42 degree Celsius),
According to the weather report, Maximum temperature of 43.2 degree Celsius was recorded at Dehri block of Rohtas, Khizarsarai Block of Gaya and Warisaliganj of Nawada Districts on Friday.
Overall, the severe heatwave conditions in Bihar are a cause for concern, and people are advised to take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. The government and other authorities are also taking steps to ensure that people are aware of the risks and are adequately prepared to deal with the situation.