Udayavni Special

Why is IMD asking people in North India to not drink alcohol during cold wave?


Team Udayavani, Dec 28, 2020, 12:06 PM IST

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an advisory over the adverse weather condition across north India, asking people to stay indoors.

IMD has advised people in North India to avoid alcohol during cold wave as it “reduces body temperature”. The weather department predicted cold wave to severe cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan from December 28.

“Don’t drink alcohol, get indoors and eat vitamin-C-rich fruits and moisturise your skin regularly to counter the effects of severe cold,” the IMD has said in its advisory.

It also asked citizens to avoid or limit outdoor activities, but at the same time, maintain ventilation while using heaters at home “to avoid inhaling toxic fumes”

Experts claim alcohol can decrease body’s core temperature and increase the risk of hypothermia during cold exposure. They also state that alcohol has psychological and behavioural effects, which can impact person’s ability to correctly perceive how cold it is.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

COVID-19: India records 10,064 new cases

Varun Dhawan, girlfriend Natasha Dalal to get married on Jan 24: sources

Parliamentary SCOD to visit Karwar naval base on Jan 20

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

Madurai couple move to digital landscape for accepting wedding gifts

Indian-American lived in airport for 3 months due to Covid fear, arrested

QR Code on SSLC marksheets?


Related Articles More

OYO – Will this hospitality titan fall?

Project HOPE: The travelling t-shirt

Prospective parking spaces to ease parking troubles in Mangaluru

Indian Army Day: History and Significance

Twin brothers’ special gift to 70 years old wins wide appreciation

MUST WATCH

Cow Giving Birth – First Time Milking After Cow Delivery

Cow Slaughter Act : Gopuja from chief minister in Karambally

BSY condemns Uddhav Thackeray’s statement

I have not asked for a ministerial position: Halady Srinivasa Shetty

Staff nurse Shobha, first to be vaccinated against Covid at Dr. TMA Pai hospital

Latest Additions

COVID-19: India records 10,064 new cases

Varun Dhawan, girlfriend Natasha Dalal to get married on Jan 24: sources

Gill’s 91 keeps India in hunt for win in final Test

Sandalwood drugs case: Aditya Alva remanded to judicial custody

Parliamentary SCOD to visit Karwar naval base on Jan 20

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.