Severe heat wave conditions likely to prevail in Telangana

Hyderabad: Severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over isolated places in several districts of Telangana for the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in Hyderabad on Friday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"Severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak and Nalgonda of Telangana and heat wave conditions (are) very likely to prevail at many places in all districts of Telangana for next 48 hours (22 and 23 April)," the IMD said in its heat wave warning for the next five days in the state.

Heat wave conditions are "very likely to prevail" over many places in all the districts of Telangana during April 24 and 25, but the heat wave conditions are expected to abate on April 26, it said.

In its summary of maximum temperatures, the IMD said the highest maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius was recorded at Ramagundam in Telangana.

The maximum temperatures were markedly above normal at one or two places in the state, it said.

Senior officials recently said 35 people lost their lives due to the heat wave conditions and the government had issued a directive to the officials to take precautionary and relief measures. The IMD has also been advising people on the prevailing heat conditions.

Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 22:29 PM

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