Telangana remains in grip of heat wave

Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana remained in the grip of heat wave with many places sizzling with maximum temperature over 44 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Nalgonda was the hottest place with mercury rising to 45 degrees. Nizamabad was a close second at 44.9 degrees, followed by Bhadrachalam (44.8) and Adilabad (44.3).

Ramagundam, which on Thursday recorded 46.1 degrees Celsius, the highest for the season, was slightly better with 44.2, while it was 44.1 degrees in Mahabubnagar.

For the second time this month, Hyderabad recorded 43 degrees. The city had recorded 43 earlier on April 14, the highest recorded in 43 years for the month of April.

The met office has warned that severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak and Nalgonda districts on Saturday. Heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail at many places in all districts of Telangana, it said.

The heat wave conditions also continued in parts of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Kavali in south coastal Andhra and Tirupati in Rayalaseema recorded 43.6 degrees Celsius on Friday.

The mercury soared to 43.1 in Kurnool while Vijayawada recorded 42.7 degrees.

The Met Office has warned that severe heat wave conditions may continue in Anantapur and Kurnool of Rayalaseema and heat wave conditions in all districts of Rayalaseema on Saturday.

The heat wave has claimed more than 100 lives in the two states so far this season.

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