Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has declared that there is a high possibility of heat stroke across the state till Sunday in the wake of increase in temperatures. “Under this circumstance, people should cautiously stay away from being exposed to direct sunlight from 11am to 3pm during these days,” said a statement released by the KSDMA.
According to the reports by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there will be a rise in temperature from 2 to 4 degree Celsius during April 12 and 13. Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod are the districts most susceptible to rise in temperature.
It has also been advised to suspend classes for school and college students on days which have been specially mentioned as ‘cautious’. The local bodies should ensure that children in Anganwadis are not exposed to high temperatures and if so, appropriate measures should be taken.
The Labour Commission has also put out an order asking employers to strictly make sure that workers are not exposed to direct sunlight from 11am to 3pm as temperatures are likely to increase in the summer season.
The KSDMA has also put out an advisory which states: