As Telangana continue to witness dry and hot weather, on Monday, Hyderabad recorded its hottest day in April in the last decade, with a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius recorded. Further, there are reports of at least 7 people having died from a sun stroke across Telangana.
The India Meteorological Department has reportedly issued a heat wave warning for the next three days for Khammam, Mahabubnagar, and Hyderabad. The heat-wave like condition is likely to prevail in isolated places in the districts of Northern Telangana.
The maximum temperature in the state was recorded in Mahabubnagar at 44.5 degrees Celsius on Monday. It was also reported that the maximum temperature might go above normal temperature by 2 to 4 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, the temperature is expected to remain above 42 degrees Celsius at some places in North Telangana and above 40 degrees Celsius at many places in the state for next two days, said an IMD report.
“For the past few days, there has been no formation of cumulonimbus clouds over the state or the city, and with a well-marked low-pressure zone over the East-Central Bay of Bengal keeping the Deccan plateau devoid of humidity, people are feeling very warm,” said Dr K Naga Ratna, a senior scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department told Times of India.
It was also reported that, as many as seven persons have died due to sunstroke in the state this season till date.
According to The New Indian Express, one person each from Karimnagar, Khammam, Komuram Bheem, Mahbubnagar, Mancherial, Suryapet and Warangal districts have died of sunstroke.
“Sunstroke deaths are not notified in the natural calamity list. So, we are providing relief to the families of the victims under Apathbandhu scheme,” a disaster management official told TNIE.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad Traffic police in this hot summer days, have been providing summer kits to their traffic cops as they work under the scorching sun.
According to Deccan Chronicle, the kit consist of insulated water bottles, branded goggles, helmets, buttermilk packets and disposable nose-masks and a bag to carry all these things while they are on duty.