Vijayawada tastes peak summer heat and highest temp in State recorded

The temperature in the city surged to a record high on Monday with the mercury touching 44.6 degree Celsius mark. This was the highest temperature recorded in the city this season and the real feel of the searing summer heat was at least 5 degrees more than the actual temperature recorded at any point of time in the day. It was also the highest maximum temperature in the State.

According to the IMD report, the variation from the normal maximum temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius which results in heat wave condition. As the figures speak, the weather was scorching and unbearable and had forced people to remain indoors. The impact was so high that the temperature recorded 40 degrees Celsius even at 8 p.m. According to Varuna AP forecast by ISRO, the real feel temperature was more than 50 degrees Celsius in the evening.

Meanwhile, the Indian Red Cross Society, Krishna district branch headed by district Collector and President B. Lakshmi Kantham, and Chairman Dr. A Sridhar Reddy issued a precautionary note to avoid heat strokes in the coming week which was predicted to be hotter. People, particularly elderly persons and children, are advised not to step out and avoid soft drinks, alcohol, tea, coffee and others. Heat stroke condition can be identified with symptoms like dehydration, no sweating, headache, itching and diarrhoea.

On the other hand, towns and cities like Bapatla, Nandigama, Tirupati and Nellore witnessed maximum temperature of more than 43 degrees Celsius. Bapatla suffered severe heat wave condition. As many as 182 f the 670 mandals witnessed very hot weather. Temperature will rise further in the next four days, as predicted by the government and the IMD.

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