The scorching summer heat is only expected to get worse in Andhra Pradesh. Citizens have been requested to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary
Amaravati: The sizzling summer temperatures are rising with every passing day in Andhra Pradesh and there won’t be any respite in coming days.
The Real Time Governance Society (RTGS) has issued an alert warning that the heat wave condition will exist in many places until May 11.
RTGS officials have suggested that people stay indoors during the day and not venture out. Citizens have also been asked to consume fresh fruits and plenty of water.
RTGS also suggested taking hydrating salts that prevent one from dehydration.
The highest temperature recorded across the state was 44.12 degree Celsius at Sathyavedu in Chittoor district.
The cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ had depleted moisture in the atmosphere from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, further intensifying the heat severity.
"There is a heat wave condition going on in Andhra Pradesh especially in state's central parts. It mainly includes districts of Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam and Nellore. For the next two to three days, the severity will be high in Krishna, Guntur, Nellore and Prakasam," Anantha Krishnan, an RTGS official said on Wednesday (May 8).
He further added that temperature is likely to rise till 47 degree Celsius. We request the general public to be cautious. The government has also taken steps to mitigate the situation. It has already asked district collectors to take necessary actions.
The districts where the mercury levels were recorded between 45 and 47 degree Celsius are Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, West Godavari, Kadapa, and Kurnool.
In Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Chittoor districts the temperatures have been recorded between 41 and 43 degree Celsius.
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Last Updated May 9, 2019, 8:43 AM IST