Even as residents of Andhra Pradesh figure out ways to tackle the heat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted another heatwave in the next 48 hours.
According to reports, the heat wave is likely to occur in isolated places across Krishna, Prakasam, Guntur, Chittoor and Nellore districts.
Speaking to the Times of India, K Nagarathnam, head of weather forecasting, Met department, said that the maximum temperatures were likely to be above normal by 2 to 4 degree Celsius.
The TOI report also adds that places like Tirupati and Nandyal, in Kurnool district, witnessed a temperature of 44 degree Celsius while Vijayawada and Guntur sizzled at 42 degree Celsius on Monday.
Meanwhile, Andhra Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar asked district officials to take all precautions to avoid deaths related to the heat.
Reports add that officials have deployed medical teams at various Primary Health Care centres across the state, and a toll-free number at 1800 425 00002 has also been set up.
This week, Vijayawada witnessed the year's hottest day, as the temperature on Sunday rose to 42 degree Celsius.
According to reports, the temperature at many places in Krishna district continued to be above 45 degree Celsius, while Guntur, Vizianagaram and Kadapa districts experienced around 44 degree Celsius.
‚ÄúThe summer effect has started in Vijayawada, where majority of the medical cases are getting registered with fever, dehydration etc. As the city is under severe heat wave conditions, people are getting affected with various health disorders. People should take proper precautions while going out,‚ÄĚ N Jaganmohan, Superintendent of Government General Hospital, Vijayawada told The New Indian Express.
The Meteorological Department has already issued a few heat wave warnings for Andhra Pradesh.
The IMD declares an official 'heat wave', if there a deviation of more than 5 degrees Celsius from the expected maximum temperature, and if this weather persists for two or three days.