Cases of heat stroke go up in city as mercury rises

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    Jamshedpur , May 18 : Residents of steel city are having a difficult time beating the heat, with the mercury soaring to 42 degree Celsius.

    Roads and streets in the steel city wore a deserted look, with people staying indoors because of severe heat wave conditions. Moreover, cases of heat stroke are on rise as city continues to reel under maximum temperature.

    Nursing homes and other private hospitals have received several intense cases of heat stroke and preventive measures are being taken to deal with the situation. With temperature shooting up, many people have been attacked with cough-cold, seasonal flu and jaundice also.

    An official of M G M Medical College and Hospital said that in the Steel City two-three persons on an average are being hospitalised due heat stroke for the past few days.

    Meanwhile, meteorological office has extended its heat wave warning for two more days as a severe heat wave sat smack over Chottanagpur plateau region. The office issued warning and that said severe heat wave conditions are likely over parts of Kolhan during the next two days.

    We are keeping a vigil on the prevailing conditions. The maximum temperature will continue to rise due to the westerly winds dominating the State. The westerly winds are expected to blow till around June,” noted a weather analyst of local metrological department.

    He went on to add that the present weather pattern will prevail for two more days and the city is likely to experience day temperature peaking beyond 42 degree Celsius.

    Meanwhile coconut vendors and juice shops made brisk business as weary motorists stopped by to have a respite from the scorching sun.

    “The present weather condition is getting beyond imagination. Travelling on the roads is now tiring due to the unrelenting heat. This year, it already feels like we are in the middle of May. I am planning to allow my children to play only indoor games this summer,” said Tulsi Sengupta, a resident of Kadma.

    Meanwhile, meteorological office has extended its heat wave warning for two more days as a severe heat wave sat smack over Chottanagpur plateau region. The office issued warning and that said severe heat wave conditions are likely over parts of Kolhan during the next two days.

    A weather analyst described the condition as peculiar. “The cloud (cumulo nimbus) shells are forming at lower height and hence unable to retain moisture, which is an unfavorable condition for rain. Such clouds should form at a height of at least 12 km from the sea level, then only rain can be expected,” he explained.

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