HYDERABAD: The heat wave, which has killed more than 1300 people across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will finally subside completely in the next 24 hours, IMD officials predicted Thursday even as showers lashed several parts of Telangana, including Hyderabad, bringing down the temperatures.
Thanks to the unexpected rain, no sun stroke death was reported from anywhere in the State during the day.
However, Andhra Pradesh continued to bleed with the heat wave toll rising to an unprecedented 1,396, taking the overall summer fatalities in both the States to an unbelievable 1736.
Maximum temperatures, however, dropped considerably in south coastal AP due to thunderstorms at a few places. The highest maximum temperature of 43.6 degree Celsius was recorded in Nandigama followed by 43.1 in Ongole. The heat wave conditions, though, prevailed at a few places in Telangana such as Ramagundam which recorded a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius and Nizamabad which was roasted at 44.7 degree Celsius.
“The heatwave will end in 24 hours in both states. Thunderstorms will spread to more locations and increase in intensity, gradually bringing down temperatures across Telangana and AP,” said YK Reddy of the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre.