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7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by chinavs9ja(m): 2:35pm On Nov 25, 2019
It is evident that the weather is already changing. A close look at the weather conditions confirms that the heavy and incessant rains that characterized much of late September to early November are already handing over to long hours of intense sun with temperatures as high as 35°C sometimes.

The dry season is characterized by a hot, dry and dust-laden wind from the Sahara Desert. It usually starts around November and lasts till February the following year.

Harmattan season is known for its hot dusty air, low humidity, dry/broken/peeled skin that is generally uncomfortable for many, broken lips, eye irritations and catarrh. It also gets very cold, especially at night and early mornings. The atmosphere gets very foggy during this period with low visibility.

Early this week, LASEPA (Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency) warned Lagosians to prepare for extreme heat as Harmattan kicks in.

In the statement General Manager of LASEPA, Adedolapo Fasawe, urged residents to ensure adequate ventilation at homes and offices in order to mitigate the intensity of the prevailing heatwave. Fasawe also advised Lagosians to adequately prepare for the heat intensity associated with the dry season, which had manifested globally as heatwaves with serious public health implications. She said that Lagos, being a highly urbanized city, had a higher risk of increased warming due to the heat.

She stated, “High rate of fire and flooding incidents are some of the effects of heatwaves, and this underscores the need to desist from burning refuse, being a contributory factor to a high rate of heatwaves.

How do you prepare for your safety as extreme heat and harmattan kick in? HotSpots Team has compiled these tips from thought leaders and experts for your safety.


7 WAYS TO SURVIVE DRY SEASON HARMATTAN AND HEAT

WEAR LIGHT-WEIGHT, LIGHT COLOURED AND LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING – Though Harmatan
comes with cold, but remember that the cold times are limited to the night and very early in the morning. This will quickly give way to intensely hot and long sunny hours during the day. With light-weight and loose-fitting clothing, you can still be comfortable and not suffer from exhaustion and profuse sweating. Also wear light-coloured clothing that reflects light away and avoid dark coloured clothing that traps heat and make you sweat profusely. Don’t forget to keep handkerchief, face towels handy too.

PREPARE YOUR CARS, OFFICES AND HOME – This is the time to repair faulty car air condition systems. You don’t want to be caught in a stand-still traffic in the hot sun without a functioning AC. Ensure your offices and homes are well ventilated. A small investment in rechargeable fans gives you better returns in cool night rests and refreshed body in the morning. This will save you from the expected power outages at nights.

ALWAYS GO ABOUT WITH MOISTURISERS – Always go about with moisturisers to prevent dry
and white skins, lip gloss to prevent cracked lips, Vaseline etc.

STAY WELL HYDRATED – Stay well hydrated, drink lots of water and avoid carbonated soft drinks and alcoholic drinks as these will quicken your dehydration especially during the hot sunny hours of the day. Always go around with bottle water if you commute a lot. This will help to keep your body metabolism on regardless of the weather.

KEEP YOUR ENVIRONMENT TIDY AND HYGIENIC – Hot and dry seasons is also characterized by increased rodents and reptiles’ activities (e.g. snake bites), insects (e.g. mosquitoes) and bees bites. Ensure your environment is NOT conducive for these creatures by clearing bushes around your homes/offices, ensure no stagnant water, clear blocked drains, and gutters, repair bad mosquito nets (or install new ones) and fumigate. These simple preventive measures will save you huge costs in treating the fall-outs of rodents, reptiles and insects attacks.

GET YOUR NOSE MASKS READY – The roads are dry and the dusts emanating from numerous untarred roads will soon become the trademark of most Nigerian roads. This will ultimately lead to several respiratory ailments and disorders like catarrh and cough. Ensure you have handy you’re nose masks wherever you go this season.

Source: https://hotspotsng.com/7-ways-to-prepare-for-extreme-heat-as-dry-season-approaches/

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by dapsoneh: 7:23pm On Nov 25, 2019
WE ARE ALREADY IN DRY SEASON IN LOKOJA

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Appswheel(m): 7:23pm On Nov 25, 2019
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Nobody: 7:23pm On Nov 25, 2019
grin
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Oredys(m): 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
Nice one
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by ForeThinker: 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
Refills your AC gas

Buy a battery powered fan

Get a portable hand fan if you don't mind

Shower with cold water mostly

ETC

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Seventy7kings: 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
undecided
Tomorrow another OP will come and tell us how to breath during dry season. Nawa oh

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by prince985(m): 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
Lol @ those pics

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by blesskewe(f): 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
Oboy
The heat no be here ooooooo

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Netanya(f): 7:24pm On Nov 25, 2019
The heat nowadays is something else

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by sawdi: 7:25pm On Nov 25, 2019
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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by oloriLFC(f): 7:25pm On Nov 25, 2019
Approaches ke! It is here already. I've had my bath like 4 times today. The heat is terrible undecided

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by OwenDesired(m): 7:25pm On Nov 25, 2019
The local man in dat picture is truly tired

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Oduduwa707: 7:27pm On Nov 25, 2019
angry
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Blisplendor12(f): 7:27pm On Nov 25, 2019
The hotness is horrible, can't even reason normal.

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Teewhy2: 7:29pm On Nov 25, 2019
There is a rumour that the door of hell fire was just opened small to enable people have the feeling.
The heat is why you need to get FRUGES Hands-Free Anti Mosquito net.

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Starboyyy: 7:30pm On Nov 25, 2019
As for me na only boxers I dey wear for house these days..... the heat cannot be explained I must admit embarassed

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by gloriaunobi(f): 7:31pm On Nov 25, 2019
Don't worry we will survive it

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by KingAzubuike(f): 7:32pm On Nov 25, 2019
Netanya:
The heat nowadays is something else


You need good dick to keep you cool.

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Jasen1(m): 7:32pm On Nov 25, 2019
Just fix your ac house offiixe and car

That's all


Even with this heat in Abuja
I still de bath hot water because of cold inside room AC good jare

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Vidamia(m): 7:33pm On Nov 25, 2019
oloriLFC:
Approaches ke! It is here already. I've had my bath like 4 times today. The heat is terrible undecided
are you jobless

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by Jasen1(m): 7:33pm On Nov 25, 2019
gloriaunobi:
Don't worry we will survive it

Where in Abuja are you

Come let's go swimming
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by DonX001: 7:34pm On Nov 25, 2019
Global warming is real! shocked shocked

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by officialteemi(m): 7:34pm On Nov 25, 2019
hustle ooo
make u go buy A.C

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by onyxo76(m): 7:35pm On Nov 25, 2019
terribly hot these days

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by lonelydora: 7:35pm On Nov 25, 2019
Yesternight's heat in Port Harcourt was on another level.

I had to open all the room's window blinds and put the fan on the highest.

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by gloriaunobi(f): 7:36pm On Nov 25, 2019
Jasen1:


Where in Abuja are you

Come let's go swimming

Am not available, go swim with one of your sister nah.

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Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by pointstores(m): 7:37pm On Nov 25, 2019
Affordable solar solutions
Re: 7 Ways To Prepare For Extreme Heat, As Dry Season Approaches by spyglaxx: 7:37pm On Nov 25, 2019
Sleep on cold tiles

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