Heat Wave To Continue In The Telugu States
Hyderabad: After a few days of respite from the heat, the temperatures in the Telugu States are said to rise, warned the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), issuing a two-day heat wave warning for all districts of Telangana State and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The IMD also said that several parts of both the States are likely to experience temperatures over 42 degree Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the television channels are reporting that the temperature in Guntur and Vijayawada has reached 47 degrees.
The temperatures would be above normal by two to five degrees and is expected to stay above 42 degrees Celsius in many places the IMD stated. On Monday itself Telangana reportedly experienced high day temperature.
According to reports, Adilabad reported the highest temperature at 45.1 degree Celsius, followed by Nalgonda which recorded 44.6 degree Celsius. Hyderabad has recorded 39 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, some places in Mahbubnagar, Rangareddy, Nizamabad and Medak, received rainfall. Last week, several parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh received heavy rain and hailstorm.
The good news for Telangana is, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain or thundershowers occuring at isolated places, though the temperatures are likely to remain high on Tuesday and Wednesday.
While 4,630 deaths caused by heatwave were reported last four years, nearly 4,246 people have died in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone during that period.