No let-up in sweltering heat in Nizamabad dist

No let-up in sweltering heat in Nizamabad dist
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Mercury shot up in Nizamabad district with the district recording a maximum temperature of 44.9 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees higher than normal temperature in the past 15 days. Residents of the district are worried that it may reach up to 48 degrees Celsius in May, if the situation remains the same. Because of the sweltering heat the people are mostly confining to the indoors. 

Nizamabad: Mercury shot up in Nizamabad district with the district recording a maximum temperature of 44.9 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees higher than normal temperature in the past 15 days. Residents of the district are worried that it may reach up to 48 degrees Celsius in May, if the situation remains the same. Because of the sweltering heat the people are mostly confining to the indoors.

  • Because of the sweltering heat, people are mostly confining to indoors. The temperature is touching 30 degrees Celsius mark at as early as 10 am. By afternoon, it is crossing 44 degrees Celsius mark

Even after 8 pm, heat is radiated from earth. The temperature is touching 30 degrees Celsius mark at as early as 10 am. By afternoon, it is crossing 44 degrees Celsius mark. It may be recalled that the city accounted for 15 sunstroke deaths so far. Doctors have been advising people to use masks and caps and insisting on consuming ORS.

District Collector Yogita Rana ordered distribution of over 5 lakh ORS sachets. So far, 4 lakh sachets have been distributed among the primary health centers. The district had recorded 47.3 degrees Celsius on May 22, 2005. Earlier on April 29, 1988 it touched the highest temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius.

The high temperature in the district is attributed to it its geographical location (in Vidarbha) at an elevated place where sun’s rays fall directly. As a result, the land is getting heated up quickly and concrete roads and metal roads are radiating the heat. Further, the moisture in the air has come down to 20 per cent.

Hot winds blowing from the north and northwest, the El Nino effect, depletion of green cover are reasons cited for rise in the Mercury. The situation in towns like Kamareddy, Bodhan, Nizamabad and Armoor was no better. There was no let up in the sweltering heat in spite of the overcast sky. Hard days are ahead for people of the district during May.

Experts say that a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal or Cumulo Nimbus clouds alone hold the key and can bring respite to people reeling under the impact of severe heat wave conditions.

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