AP, Telangana brace up for hottest week
Amid soaring high temperatures in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, people are choosing to stay indoors as much as possible with the mercury touching
Amid soaring high temperatures in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, people are choosing to stay indoors as much as possible with the mercury touching 40ºC.
However, IMD sources state that the worst is yet to come as the next week is said to be the hottest in the entire summer for both the states and heat wave warnings have already been issued for Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Khammam for Wednesday. For Coastal AP, heat waves warnings have been issued for Wednesday and Thursday.
On Tuesday, Telangana witnessed temperature above 40ºC except Hakimpet and Hanumakonda with the highest maximum temperature recorded at Nizamabad of 44.5ºC. Meanwhile in AP, Vijayawada’s temperature touched 43.8ºC, Nellore at 43.8ºC, Visakhapatnam at 37ºC and Karimnagar at 40ºC.
Assistant meteorologist of India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, Narasimha Rao said that the considerable increase in temperatures across both the states is due to the dry hot winds from northwest and north. The temperatures are expected to remain high in most of the places even though the heat wave conditions might come down, said Director of the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC), K. Ramachandar Rao.
General physician at Apollo, Dr H. Kishan said that the people particularly the old and children who are more sensitive to heat related illnesses may suffer from exhaustion, low BP, heart stroke and kidney damage.