IMD issues 1st heatwave alert, mercury may touch 43°C in Telangana | Hyderabad News - Times of India

IMD issues 1st heatwave alert, mercury may touch 43°C in Telangana | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Brace for hotter days ahead as the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad issued its first heatwave warning for the season from March 31 to April 2 with the mercury continuing to rise in several districts of Telangana.

Hyderabad recorded maximum temperature of 39.8 degree Celsius on Tuesday. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society figures, Khairatabad was the hottest area recording maximum temperature of 40.1 degree Celsius followed by Madhapur, Red Hills, Manikonda, Nagole recording 39 degree Celsius.
Heatwave conditions are likely to occur at isolated pockets in 24 of the 31 districts such as Adilabad, Kumaram Bheem, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal (urban and rural), Nagarkurnool among others. The mercury at many districts has already breached the 40 degree Celsius mark and is only set to get hotter.
“As per the forecast received from Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad, mainly dry weather may prevail over different parts of the state during next five days. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to range between 38-43 degree Celsius and 20-27 degree Celsius respectively,” read a weather report issued by IMD, Hyderabad.
The IMD, Hyderabad has warned of increased likelihood of heat illness symptoms in people who are either exposed to sun for a prolonged period or doing heavy work.
Meteorologists have attributed this to mainly northerly winds prevailing over Telangana.
“North and north-eastern parts of Telangana will face heatwave like conditions. Temperatures will be above two to three degree Celsius above normal in central and southern parts and in north, north-east and eastern parts of Telangana, the maximum temperature will be three to four degree Celsius above normal,” said Naga Ratna, in-charge director, IMD, Hyderabad.


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