By Neha Yadav
Published May 29, 2024

Hindustan Times

Photo Credits: HT File Photos

Top 10 must-have items for the brutal heatwave

India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a 'red' alert for Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Madhya Pradesh. The scorching heatwave conditions can lead to several health conditions.

Here are 10 must-have items for the ongoing brutal heatwaves.

Water bottle

Drinking water, especially when you step outdoors, can help keep your body cool and hydrated amid the harsh heatwave. Opt for a thermal bottle to store cold water.


Applying a sunscreen amid heatwaves can help protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Make sure to re-apply sunscreen every two hours when outside.


Umbrellas can help protect you from the harmful rays of the sun during a heat wave. 


Make sure to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun's UV rays.


Cover your face with a scarf to prevent sunburn and heat stroke. Carry a light scarf to protect yourself from heatwave.


Make sure to carry your prescribed medicines if you have cardiovascular diseases. Carry Oral Rehydration Solution or a glucose-based salt solution to treat dehydration.

Face mask

Wear a face mask before stepping outside. Face masks can help protect your face and respiratory system from the harmful and hot air during heatwave.

Hat or a cap

Wear a hat or a cap to prevent headaches and migraine caused due to excessive heat and high temperatures due to heatwaves.

Face mist

You can carry a bottle of face mist in your bag. Spritz the mist on your face whenever for a refreshing effect and keep your skin hydrated in summers.

Hydrating fruits

Carry hydrating fruits such as a tiffin box packed with oranges, watermelons, papaya and grapes to stay hydrated and satiated in summer.