HYDERABAD: Telangana will continue to reel under blistering heat wave as the India Meteorological Department, has extended its heat wave alert for four more days till Tuesday. It said that heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in Telangana till Tuesday.
Palwancha in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district sizzled at 47.6 degree Celsius and Pinapaka in the same district recorded 47 degree Celsius by the Automatic Weather Stations of Telangana State Development and Planning Society.
Mangapet in Bhupalpally district recorded 47.4 degree Celsius followed by Kamepalle in Khammam at 46.7. At many places in Khammam, Bhadradri, Suryapet, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Warangal, Nalgonda and Bhupalpally diustricts the maximum temperature recorded was above 46 degree Celsius.
In Hyderabad, the maximum temperature was 43.8 degree Celsius in Shaikpet, Marredpally and Monda Market. In other parts of the city, the maximum temperature ranged between 40-41 degree Celsius.
A major reason for heat wave is the low moisture levels in the atmosphere across Telangana. In many places humidity was recorded as low as between 3-35 percent.
Meanwhile, an elderly couple died within a gap of two hours due to sun stroke in Khammam district. Bhukya Jagya (65) and his wife Ambali (58), both daily labourers of Mangapuramtanda in Nelakondapalli mandal, were on their way to their workplace when Bhukya fell ill.
He was shifted to hospital and in the meantime, Ambali too fell ill and she was admitted in the hospital. Both died in a gap of two hours.A 33-year-old Shaik Ameer of Krishna Nagar locality also died of sun stroke.
Rain in city
City witnessed thunder-showers at many places including Begumpet, Somajiguda, Nampally and Kacheguda on Friday.
171 Sunstroke deaths
The sunstroke deaths confirmed by officials in the state are 171. Khammam reported highest deaths of 56 followed by K’nagar 27.