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NiMET advises on excessive heat management

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By Bisi LAWAL

 

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has outlined the weather’s implications and provided guidance to the public on how to manage the excessive heat being experienced in the country presently which would remain for a while.

NiMET disclosed this in its weather and climate update posted on its official X page on Wednesday.

“Air Temperatures hit 41°c over the North and 39°C over the South with model Projections indicating temperatures to remain high in the coming days,” NiMET said.

“IMPLICATIONS:

Dehydration: This could also cause fainting; chicken pox disease, measles, heat rash, weakness of the body, slight fever, and dry lips; Heat-related illnesses; Respiratory Issues; and increased vulnerability to chronic conditions.

“ADVISORIES:

Adequate fluid intake. Seek shade, use fans, and wear light, breathable clothing to reduce exposure to high temperatures.

Avoid strenuous physical activity during peak heat hours (Stay indoors as much as possible between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm).”

“Air Temperatures hit 41°C over the North and 39°C over the South with model projections indicating temperatures to remain high in the coming days.”

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