The Continuous extreme gusty winds in Islamabad have significantly dropped humidity which has dangerous effects on human skin. Due to these winds, the lips of people are beginning to crack, and sometimes there is nose bleeding as well. This also causes drying lips and face, itchy throat and some people also might find it difficult to breathe, etc. These gusty winds also causing current while touching various objects that affecting many issues.
So What to do to keep yourself safe?
- Stay Hydrated drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated and rehydrate. Other options include coffee, tea, milk, fruits, vegetables, and oral hydration
- Apply moisturizer by applying any moisturizer Prevent Dryness of skin.
- Olive oil drops in case of nose dryness
- Take steam with two or three cloves in water.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Thursday forecast dry weather with gusty winds likely to continue in Capital during next 24 hours. Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country, the MET office reported.
According to the Met Office, this unusual weather change is the result of a well-marked low pressure that persisted over western parts of Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics.
A Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) said that the eight hours average ratio of particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) was recorded below permissible limits of 35 micrograms per cubic meter. The air quality data revealed the presence of 13.8 micrograms of Sulphur dioxide and 10.32 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic meter. According to the EPA official, dry weather and increased vehicular emissions were the main reasons for the bad air quality.
It is the most health-damaging environmental pollutant causing chronic respiratory diseases and premature deaths as it could easily penetrate human blood through lung cells, she added. The official further stated that sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide were released from industrial emissions and car engines at different concentrations that accumulated into the ambiance, causing air pollution.
She mentioned that the capital’s air quality was commendable during the lockdown as vehicular emissions had drastically reduced. The main reason for air pollution was a large number of vehicles on the roads emitting combustion gases, she added.