Mercury on the rise in Gujarat

first_imgGujarat is witnessing temperatures ranging from 41°C to 44 in most of places except for Surat where mercury hovered around 34°C.On Monday, Surendranagar was the hottest with 44.8°C while State capital Gandhinagar recorded 44.5°C and Ahmedabad 43.3°CThe State will continue to remain under the heat wave conditions for next five days dry weather conditions will prevail in most of North Gujarat and Saurashtra region. An average of 550 heat related emergency cases are reported across the state. An orange alert has been issued in the State asking citizens to take minimise outings between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The main cases are related to stomach pain, vomiting, dehydration, heat stroke, nose bleeding and flotation in blood pressure.In Ahmedabad city alone, around 100 cases are registered in government hospitals. “We are seeing surge in heat stroke cases for last two to three days. People of all age-groups are affected but senior citizens and children are more vulnerable to heat strokes,” said Dr. Pravin Garg, a senior medical professional in the city.He added that heart and diabetic patients are also vulnerable and they should not venture out of their homes during the day.last_img