India Meteorological Department issues heatwave alert for next 3 days
The India Meteorological Department had Announced a heatwave alert for few places of Telangana in the next three days. Noting that dry weather is likely to prevail over the state, the meteorological department has predicted the maximum temperatures to be recorded between 40 to 43 degree C in this period.
The orange warning issued by the IMD Of Hyderabad Centre predicts heatwave conditions likely to occur at isolated pockets in the districts of Adilabad,Rajannasircilla , Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagitial,Kumarambheem, Mahabubnagar, Mahabubabad , Peddapalle, Bhupalpalle, Mulugu, Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Janagaon,Narayanpet , Nagarkurnool,Karimnagar, Wanaparthy and Jogulamba Gadwal. The orange warning is applicable for March 30 to April 2.
The impact is increased likelihood of heat illness symptoms in people who are either exposed to the sun for a prolonged period or doing heavy work, said a press statement, adding that vulnerable categories such as infants, elderly, and people with chronic diseases are posed with high health concerns. It has advised the public to not step outside between 12 noon and 3 pm, apart from intake of liquid diet to avoid dehydration.
The director of IMD-Hyderabad,K Nagarathna said that due to the influence of northerly winds prevailing over Telangana, the districts on the northern, north-eastern, and eastern parts of the state are likely to witness heatwave in the coming two to three days.
“Telangana is likely to have temperatures above normal by 2 to 3 degree C in central and southern Telangana, whereas the north, north-east and eastern Telangana are likely to experience temperatures above normal by 3 to 4 degree C. Heatwave conditions may prevail over districts of Adilabad,Janagaon, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Asifabad,Jagitial, Kothagudem, Narayanapet, Nalgonda, Warangal Rural and Warangal Urban,” she said.
The maximum temperature of 42 degree C is recorded by the India Meteorological Department from Adilabad and the state capital chronicled a maximum temperature of 39.3 degree C in the last 24 hours.