Nigeria is set to endure increased heat waves, according to NiMET
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The Nigerian [/b]Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has issued a stern warning regarding the prevailing excessive heatwave [/b]across the nation.

NIMET reports that air temperatures have surged to 41°C in the North and 39°C in the South, with projections indicating a continuation of high temperatures in the coming days.

“Air temperatures have reached 41°C in the North and 39°C in the South, with projections indicating that temperatures will remain elevated in the upcoming days,” stated the agency.

Highlighting potential health hazards associated with the extreme weather conditions, [/b]NIMET emphasized the risk of dehydration.

The agency cautioned citizens about possible health issues, including fainting, heat-related illnesses, respiratory problems, and increased susceptibility to chronic conditions such as chickenpox, measles, heat rash, weakness, slight fever, and dry lips.

To mitigate the impact of the heatwave, NIMET recommended several precautionary measures for the public to follow.

Adequate fluid intake was strongly advised to prevent dehydration, with the agency urging individuals to stay hydrated by consuming water regularly.

Furthermore, NIMET suggested practical steps to minimize exposure to high temperatures.

Seeking shade, using fans, and wearing light, breathable clothing were recommended to reduce the risk of heat-related ailments.

The agency specifically advised against engaging in strenuous physical activities during peak heat hours, advising citizens to stay indoors as much as possible between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm when temperatures are at their highest.

“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,” the agency added.