The searing heat….

The last few days have seen a dramatic shift in the city’s weatherscape. The air that was last week pleasant, is now blazing hot and going out is almost intolerable. Even the breeze is hot, as opposed to milod warm, during the day.

Here are some tips to beat the heat (im sure many of you know most of these already, but here they are, just for convenience purposes):

1. Consume lots of fluids. Especially water. The exceessive fluids helps you beat dehydration, which takes place even when mild perspiration sets in.

2. Keep your head covered while going out in the sun.

3. While out in the sun, avoid drinking cold water unless you have spent a few mins the shade.

4. After coming indoors, avoid entering an airconditioned room for a few mins. If you have no other option, try avoiding the breeze coming straight from the AC.

5. Consume yougurt and onions with food. They help beat the heat to a great extent. Cucumbers are great too.

6. Keep praying for the weather to improve and for KESC to have mercy on us!!

8 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    LoL @ number 6!!!

    nice list, ill try keeping them in mind. Drinking water is the best advice for heat alwayz, especially colder water which serves to cool you from the inside as well.

  2. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 1:01 am

    7. Drink salt mixed water right before going out in the heat

  3. richie (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 3:22 am

    Hiya people. I have read some interesting posts on here. Especially, with regards to winter. When you like going down to the coffee shops. When that nip is in the air.

    I live in London btw…Would someone give me an idea at what sort of temperatures that will trigger these thoughts, etc? Cheers…

    Some of you may love coming over here in the autumn!

  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

    The weather is so extreme these days, that no tips are helping. Its really unbearable to stand in the sun for more than a minute.
    You know I put cucumber in any kind of juice that I making for myself and seriously cucumber helps.

    Richie: The summers in London are not comparable to the summer in Karachi. You barely get a 2-3 sunny patch in your summer, and that too my friend is really pleasant, considering the temperatures are mild, theres no dust, theres so much to do in London to keep yourself cool.

  5. turab (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 1:53 pm

    i can’t wait to experience the heat of karachi again after 2 years!! LITERALLY!

  6. sarah (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    NIce TIps!!!!:D

  7. richie (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    This june so far has been sunny throughout and we have a the most most part of it with lovely sunshine. Good month:-) That was not was not what I was asking though. I would like to know what temperatures make you feel like wintery weather is on its way. The type that makes you go to the coffee shops, etc.

    I have spent a few summers in Dubai where temperatures can be in the 40’s with HIGH humididty. Even at night 33c and HIGH humidity is common place..

  8. richie (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    Also once I went to Delhi, However, firstly I stayed in Dubai then flew to Karchi for one night where it wasn’t as hot as Dubai. It must have been about 35C in Karachi

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