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Odisha, AP, Telangana sizzle

Hyderabad: Mercury soared again in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar with temperature recorded at 45.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday, though day-time temperature in some parts of the state dropped marginally.

While rose above 40 degrees in 18 other places, western and interior Odisha towns Sonepur and Talcher continue to boil at 45.4 degrees, marking the hottest places in the state.

As many as 119 sunstroke deaths have been reported from different parts of the state.

Meanwhile, in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh the day time temperature will go up after three four days and heat wave conditions are most likely to continue till the onset of monsoon.

The maximum would remain 4-5 degrees above normal and heat wave conditions are most likely to prevail all along during the month of May.

Due to thunder showers at some places in Telangana during the past two days and moving of upper air trough towards westerly side, the temperatures have come down by 1-2 degrees at many places in Telangana.

The mercury will again rise after three to four days and the maximum temperatures may even touch 47 degrees at some places.

People have been advised to play cautious and less expose to sun as the heat wave conditions will continue till the onset of monsoon some time during June.

Attributing the reason for continuous heat wave conditions to El Nino factor, a Met official said heat wave reported for 10 days between April 14 and 26 at several parts of Telangana, while it was six days in Rayalaseema of Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the death toll due to sun stroke in Telangana has gone up to 137 with 15 deaths reported on Wednesday alone. Worst drought affected Medak district reported 34 deaths, while Mahabubnagar reported 64. (ANI)