Biting cold weathers force people to cocoon at home
The sudden dip in mercury levels is leaving many confined to indoors in the district, especially in agency areas where the temperatures are below 15...
Khammam: The sudden dip in mercury levels is leaving many confined to indoors in the district, especially in agency areas where the temperatures are below 15 degrees Centigrade. While many aged persons and small children are staying indoors, the morning walkers are calling off their schedules owing to chilly weather. In agency areas, people are warming themselves around campfires and taking several measures to keep them warm.
While the temperatures have been moderate in Manuguru, Yellandhu, Sattupalli, Madhira, Wyra and Kusumanchi areas, they have been dipping drastically in Ashwaraopet and Penuballi mandals for the last few days. The maximum and minimum temperatures that were recorded on Sunday stood at 31 and 15 degrees Centigrade respectively. On Monday, the temperatures recorded were 30 and 14 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, they dipped below 13 degrees Celsius in some of the regions of the district.
In this regard, a student union leader Swathi demanded the government to provide blankets and sweaters to the students studying in welfare hostels and to people living in agency areas keeping in view of biting chilly weather.
Meanwhile, the falling temperatures are aggravating the health issues of many, especially those suffering from respiratory ailments like asthma and others. “In winters, the spread of viruses increases when the immunity goes for a toss. This is the reason why we see increase in cases of fever, cough and cold.
Apart from that, seasonal flu cases will also be on the rise,” said Sridhar, a doctor. He advised people to maintain clean surroundings and hygiene as the chance of spreading diseases and infections are high in winter season. People should take to wearing woolen clothes, applying moisturiser and regular exercise to keep oneself fit in chilly weathers, he suggested.