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Cold wave alert in India: 5 Ways To Protect Yourself from Cold Weather

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Cold wave alert in India: Is the cold wave warning thwarting your New Year’s resolutions? Are you worried about your family’s elderly members because of the impending cold weather? As Delhi’s cold spell continued on Tuesday morning (December 27), a thick fog blanketed the city. The temperature dropped to 7 degrees Celsius at its lowest point.

According to the IMD, dense to very dense fog is “quite likely” to persist across various regions of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, and West Rajasthan for the next 48 hours due to the current light wind and heavy moisture in the lower troposphere. The air quality in Delhi is still classified as “very poor.”

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Cold, dry winds blowing from the western Himalayas in the north and northwest are causing the temperature drop. And, sadly, there will be no relief anytime soon. So, here are the India Meteorological Department’s dos and don’ts for a cold wave:



  1. Collect enough winter clothing; multiple layers of clothing are also recommended. Donate unused winter clothing to those in need.

2. Have emergency supplies on hand in case of an emergency.

3. Avoid exposure to cold wind by staying indoors as much as possible during the cold wave outside.

4. Maintain a dry environment. If you get wet, change your clothes right away to avoid losing body heat.

5. Choose mittens over gloves because they are woollen and will provide more warmth and insulation from the cold.

6. To stay warm, drink warm water or hot drinks like herbal tea or coffee at regular intervals.

In case of hypothermia:

1. Move the person to a warm location and change his or her clothes.

2. Dry layers of blankets, clothes, towels, or sheets and warm the person’s body with skin-to-skin contact.

3. Provide warm beverages to help raise body temperature. Do not provide alcohol.

4. Seek medical help if the situation worsens.


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