Hyderabad: Mercury levels have hit a crescendo in both the Telugu speaking states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The day time temperatures are hovering between 45 to 47 degrees in the two states. What is more shocking is the fact that the soaring temperatures are not even coming down during evening hours.
In Mangalagiri of Guntur district, 45.64 degrees Celsius was recorded even at 4 pm on Saturday. In Rajahmundry and Polavaram, the evening temperatures stood at 46 and 45.89 degree Celsius. Over 100 areas of the state including Vijayawada recorded more than 43 degrees of temperature.
In Telangana too, the temperatures are soaring like never before with each passing day. According to unofficial reports, eight people of the state have died so far due to sun stroke. The people of coal belt areas of the state are feeling the pinch of the heat as early as 6.30 am in the morning.
Heat Wave to Persist
The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said Mangalagiri in Guntur district recorded 45.64 degrees. As many as 21 places saw temperatures touching 45 to 45.77 degrees Celsius, 57 places 44-45 degrees and 100 places 43-44 degrees.
SDMA sources said the heat wave was likely to persist over the next few days and advised people to restrict outdoor activities especially between noon and 3 pm when the impact could be higher.