Heat Wave Might Continue For 2 More Days
Hyderabad: With temperatures soaring in both the Telugu States, citizens are suffering due to the heat. The scorching sun is not allowing them to step outside their homes. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are literally like a furnace. Winds blowing from North- West India are adding to the heat. This is leading to blowing of intense hot winds in Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana districts.
The Meteorological department issued warning that temperatures have increased from 4 to 7 degrees above normal. People are sweating due to the heat wave conditions. As hot winds are continuing to blow till ten in the night, people fear to venture outside.
On the other hand, as light to moderate rain or thundershowers could occur at isolated places over Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra.
The IMD warned that “For the next 48 hours, the temperature is expected to be 4 to 7 degree Celsius higher than the maximum temperature. Guntur, Eat Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Nellore and Prakasam districts are likely to witness temperatures 2 to 5 degree Celsius above the maximum temperature.”
“The main reason for the heat wave is the fact that it is peak summer and there is a sudden change in wind direction towards the north and north-western part of the country. Moisture content has come down, increasing the heat across the state,” the IMD explained.
It also said that temperature might keep fluctuating till mid-June. However, the heat wave warning is in place for two days. People are asked to take precautions.
The excess temperatures are leading to deaths. Already 15 deaths are reported from Prakasam district alone over the past three days.