Vikash Sharma

The steep rise in the heat conditions has forced the Odisha government to announce closure of all schools in the state till April 16, 2023.

Normal life across the state has been adversely hit owing to the blistering heat. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued ‘heat wave’ alert for several districts of Odisha till April 15.

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The capital city of Bhubaneswar on Wednesday recorded maximum temperature of 38 degree Celsius. On Tuesday, Baripada recorded highest maximum temperature of 41.6 degrees, followed by Jharsuguda (41.2) and Sambapur recorded 40.8 degree Celsius.

Even though the heat has almost become unbearable, many people are forced to step out of their homes to complete necessary works.

Here are some tips to stay hydrated

As per Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA), everybody needs to be safe from rising temperature and stay hydrated.

In order to stay hydrated, one should always drink plenty of water at regular intervals. Apart from this, one also should take lemon water, torani, buttermilk, coconut water, ORS, Bel sharbat etc to keep hydrated.

Always wear lose and cotton clothes while moving out. It is advisable to carry umbrella when exposed to direct heat. Excess physical activity should be avoided.