Hyderabad: A heat wave warning was issued for the next three days by the Met department for the northern districts of Telangana.
Hyderabad Sees April’s Hottest Day in 10 years, 7 Dead of Sunstroke in Telangana
While Telangana continues to witness a dry and hot weather, on Monday, Hyderabad recorded its best day in April of the last decade, with a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius recorded. In addition, there are reports of at least 7 people sunburned in Telangana.
The meteorological department of India reportedly issued a heat wave warning for the next three days for Khammam, Mahabubnagar and Hyderabad. Heat-wave conditions should prevail in isolated areas in the northern Telangana districts.
The maximum temperature in the state was recorded at Mahabubnagar at 44.5 degrees Celsius on Monday. It was also reported that the maximum temperature could exceed normal temperature by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the temperature should remain above 42 degrees Celsius at some locations in northern Telangana and above 40 degrees Celsius at several locations in the state for the next two days, said an IMD report.
“During the last few days, there has been no formation of cumulonimbus clouds on the state or the city, and with a well-marked low pressure zone on the East-Central Bay of Bengal, keeping The Deccan plateau devoid of moisture, people are feeling very hot, “said Dr. K Naga Ratna, a senior scientist at the Indian meteorological department at the Times of India.
It has also been reported that up to seven people have died due to sunstroke in the state this season to this day.
According to The New Indian Express, one person from the districts of Karimnagar, Khammam, Komuram Bheem, Mahbubnagar, Mancherial, Suryapet and Warangal died of sunstroke.
“Deaths from sunburn are not reported in the list of natural disasters, so we provide relief to the families of the victims under the Apathbandhu program,” said a disaster management official at TNIE.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad traffic police during these hot summer days, provides summer kits to their cops while they operate under the burning sun.
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According to Deccan Chronicle, the kit includes insulated water bottles, branded glasses, helmets, buttermilk packs and disposable nose masks and a bag to carry all these things while they are in use.