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Amaravati: Heatwave conditions continue to prevail in State

Amaravati: Heatwave conditions continue to prevail in State
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Maximum temperature of 47.4 degrees Celsius recorded in Unguturu mandal in Krishna district and Kurichedu in Prakasam district

Amaravati: Heatwave conditions continued to prevail in the State as day temperatures above 45 degrees C were witnessed at several places on Friday.

As predicted and warned by the India Meteorological Department, the extreme weather conditions of heatwave prevailed, with the mercury even crossing 47 degrees Celsius at some places. Maximum temperature of 47.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in Unguturu mandal in Krishna district and Kurichedu in Prakasam district, according to the information provided by the AP State Disaster Management Authority.

There is a rise in day temperatures across the State. A temperature of 47.3 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nidadavole in West Godavari district, 46.7 degrees Celsius at Mangalagiri in Guntur, 45.9 degrees Celsius at Ravulapalem in East Godavari, 45.6 degrees Celsius at Kavali in Nellore, 45.4 degrees Celsius at Satyavedu in Chittoor, 44.4 degrees Celsius at Banaganapalle in Kurnool, 43.4 degrees Celsius at Jiyyamma Valasa in Vizianagaram, 43.1 degrees Celsius at Laxminarasampet in Srikakulam and Kamalapuram in Kadapa, 43 degrees Celsius at Ravikamatham in Visakhapatnam and 42.5 degrees Celsius at Bukkarayasamudram in Anantapur district.

The officials informed that people in the State must protect themselves by taking preventive measures and should not expose themselves to the sun during the day time. This heatwave is likely to continue for the next three days, officials added.

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