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At 43 degree celsius, Hyderabad breaks 43 year old record

At 43 degree celsius, Hyderabad breaks 43 year old record

Heatwave in India has been wreaking havoc over several parts of the country. Temperature risen to 45 degrees in itlagarh in Balangir of Odisha district making the hottest place in India.

Hyderabad recorded 43°C as its maximum, which happens to be the highest in 43 years and five degrees above the normal levels. In fact, since 2010, the mercury had not crossed the 40ºC mark till this month. Wednesday’s temperature was 5ºC above normal.

So far, Heat waves have claimed 35 lives in Telangana, prompting the state government to issue alerts in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise the impact of the prevailing weather conditions.

“Anantapur and Kurnool recorded a high of 43.7, and Tirupati 43.5 in AP, and Nizamabad 43.4, Ramagundam 43.2 and Hyderabad 43 in Telangana”, reports IMD on Wednesday.

Several other places in Telangana observed high temperatures. Areas including Kothagudem (44°C), Bhadrachalam (43°C), Sattupalli (43°C), and Khammam (42°C).

Intense heatwave in Telangana is likely to continue for another two to three days. In the meantime, Hyderabad could even surpass its all-time high maximum record. However, there will be no major dip in the day temperatures, said city Met department officials