Meteorological Services warns  of heat-wave

Meteorological Services warns of heat-wave

MASERU – THE Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) has advised the nation to take precautionary measures against the current heat wave affecting the country.
In a press statement released on Tuesday, the LMS said the country is expected to experience very hot weather from Tuesday up to Saturday this week.
And the temperatures in the lowlands shall hit up to 36 Degrees Celsius.
The LMS urged people to stay in well-ventilated shady areas.

It said constant and frequent and water hydration is highly recommended during this time.
It also said the elderly and infants are the most vulnerable to these conditions and measures should be taken to ensure that they adhere to health advisories to combat the excessive heat.
Western parts of the country that extend from Butha-Buthe all the way to Quthing are expected to be hit hardest by the heat wave while the highlands will be slightly impacted.

Lesotho Age Network (LAN) Secretary General Magret Mokhothu urged the elderly, who are more likely to be vulnerable to the heat, to postpone less urgent travel until it has passed.
“This is because (the elderly) have weak bodies,” she said.

Mokhothu pleaded with the people who look after older people to give them lots of water to avoid dehydration.
She said if they are dehydrated they might fall sick and also advised them to be away from the sun.

Sister Chechile from St Bernadette Nursery School said they will try and ensure that children play in the shady areas during the heat-wave.

’Makhotso Rakotsoane

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