First of all, let us give you an introductory idea about the cold wave & its effects plus how to manage with them.
Basic Concept of cold wave
A cold wave is a natural phenomenon that is described by the cooling effect of the air. A quick fall in temperature within twenty-four hours can be coined as a cold wave. The decreased variance in temperature from the normal temperature is considered an indicator of cold waves. Due to the movements of air streams the formation of the large cool air masses takes place. cold waves are the major reason for the cooler temperature at most of the places on earth.
The period from December to February is the most favorable for the development of cold waves. A sudden decline in temperature by a minimum of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius accelerates a cold wave.
The movement during such bloodless cold waves is hard to think of but PMDIR is capable of making it a cinch for you if you are looking forward to relocating in these days. Our packers and movers pack all your items so delicately & all of them are fully vaccinated so you need not worry about getting infected with any flu or covid like things. A complete safe shifting both in terms of your belongings as well as in terms of your health will be provided from our end.
How are cold waves being problems causing for us?
Some of the most cogent issues that result as an effect of cold waves are -
- Heavy snowfall leading to traffic chaos accelerates the number of road mishaps though PMDIR follows all the guidelines of the government of India during the movement of the shifting items to escape any accident or mishap. So, you can rely on us for the safe relocation of your belongings.
- Poor homeless people get affected most as they don’t have a shelter to hide in for an escape from these chilly bloodless cold waves.
Aviation operation gets badly impacted for the following reasons caused by cold waves:
- Accumulation of frost & ice on external surfaces of the aircraft.
- Extremely cold temperatures are capable enough to generate stress on the metal on the surface of the craft.
- Development of strain on batteries of the Vehicles in extreme cold weather conditions can harm ground operations, etc.
- Cardio and respiratory diseases are the most common causes of death due to the cold waves.
What sets off cold waves in INDIA?
As per the various studies, regular winds are required to set off a fall in temperature & the factors that are responsible for cold waves in India are:
- Winds coming from the western world approach northwest India carries cold air towards the southeast direction and no shield over Northwest Himalayas boosts the generation of a cold wave.
- The development of an expanded area of relatively high pressure on the northwest Asia side also brings cold waves.
- Also, according to the Meteorological department of India, whenever a western disturbance affects north India, winds in lower regions are either from the Arabian Sea or from both Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Since both breaths of air are moist, a rise in the minimum temperature is observed. Alongside, the formation of clouds over the region leads to lesser solar insolation into the earth resulting in the decline in maximum temperatures.
- The cold air masses were brought up by upper-level winds.
- The anti-cyclones are also responsible for cold waves that give rise to fading motion over the Indo-Gangetic plains leading to a fall in littlest temperatures.
Why climate change and cold waves are becoming a cause of concern in India?
We are well aware that global warming is the result of climate change which is responsible for the formation and increment in Heat-waves. However, the recent cold waves observed in the last three consecutive years are becoming an alarming cause of concern in terms of climate change. Previously the melting of the Arctic glaciers was considered the reason for increased temperature.
While the new researches say, there is a strong relationship between the melting of the arctic ice and the cold waves. Generally, upper-atmosphere winds flow from west to east, but they can also move up and down over large distances, which links the weather and climate in one region, like the arctic.
India is also witnessing such climate changes and their effects because according to a journal in IMD, in the last five days, Odisha had an acute drop in temperature by 5-6 degrees at different places in the western and southern part of the state and by 4 -5 degrees in coastal areas. However, the cold wave finally declined on Friday. However, western disturbances are likely to remain active and, hence, it will be raining in many parts of the country in the last week of December and the first week of January. For which, our team is equipped enough to operate in rainy hours too if you need to relocate on an urgent basis as lories with a roof are available with our packers and movers.
An alert for northwest India-Yellow Alert
The IMD has issued a yellow alert for the northwest region of the country especially in states like Punjab, Haryana & Delhi. As per the predictions of IMD dry north-westerly winds of about ten to fifteen kmph are likely to prevail in the Northwest plains of India by and large till December 21, which will further add up to the adverse effects of cold waves and cold day conditions.
A recent forecast of Bloomberg warned us of a forthcoming La Nina effect that will lead to a greater dip in temperature across north India during January & February.
Do’s and Don’ts
Before Cold wave
- Have an ear for local weather alerts and daily news.
- Stock adequate winter clothing. Always wear clothes in layers because the air layer between the clothes acts as an insulator resulting in the prevention of heat loss from the body.
- Keep emergency supplies ready.
During Cold wave
- Follow weather warnings issued by IMD & general guidelines issued by the government.
- Avoid going out unnecessarily so that you get a minimum exposure from the cold waves.
- Wear multiple layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, windproof warm woollen clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Tight clothing reduces blood circulation.
- Keep yourself dry.
- Mittens are more helpful in retaining the heat of the body, so choose them over gloves.
- Increase the intake of Vitamin- C in adequate amounts as it helps to boost immunity.
- Avoid cold drinks & include hot drinks in your daily routine to maintain the heat equilibrium of the body.
- Moisture your skin regularly with oil, petroleum jelly, or body cream 52
- Take care of elder people and children and check on neighbours who live alone, especially the elderly about their well-being.
- Try to avoid going out unnecessarily & save yourself from exposure to cold waves
- Prolonged exposure to cold can turn skin to pale, hard and numb, and black blisters on exposed body parts such as fingers, toes, nose, and/ or earlobes. Immediately consult the Doctor.
- Do not ignore shivering. It is an important first sign that the body is losing heat and is a signal to quickly return indoors.
- Long last exposure to cold waves leads to Hypothermia – a condition which includes shivering, lack of sleep, heavy breathing, lack of consciousness. It needs immediate medical attention.
- Consult the doctor for symptoms like various illnesses, running/ stuffy nose particularly during the period of COVID -19.
- So, follow all the do’s and don'ts and rest your shifting headache on us as PMDIR will look after all your shifting requirements carefully & will make you end up with a seamless easy shifting with the help of the best packers and movers listed on our panel.
Stay safe and live healthily!