The maximum temperature on Sunday touched 43.3 Degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad and the city is expected to experience a maximum of 43 Degrees Celsius on Monday, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its statement. With this Ahmedabad was the hottest city in Gujarat on Sunday followed by Surendranagar at 43 Degrees Celsius.
The next 48 hours in Ahmedabad will probably have no large change in the maximum temperatures and an increase up to two-three Degrees Celsius is expected during the subsequent three days in the city, the statement further stated.
Apart from Ahmedabad, many other regions of Gujarat are expected to experience a high maximum temperature for the next four days. The IMD has issued a yellow alert in Bhavnagar, Gir, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Somnath and Valsad for Monday and Tuesday. Whereas, the alert is issued for Amreli, Gandhinagar, Kutch, Rajkot, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara and Valsad for Wednesday and Thursday.
To avoid the heatstroke amid the prevailing high temperature conditions, the experts suggest increasing the intake of fluids and avoiding direct exposure to the direct heat during afternoon hours. Also, wearing light-colored clothes that cover the body entirely must be preferred while going outdoors. Much care must be taken for the children, elderly persons and pregnant women.