Severe heat wave conditions grip Telangana

Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in parts of Telangana on Thursday with the maximum day temperature crossing 42 degrees Celsius.

Adilabad was the hottest with the mercury shooting up to 42.3 degrees followed by 41.4 in Nizamabad. Ramagundam recorded maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees and Nalgonda -- 41 degrees.

Heat wave conditions also prevailed in Hyderabad with the maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees. It was same in Medk and Mahabubnagar.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has issued heat alert for next two days. Maximum temperatures are very likely to hover around 40-43 degrees.

Heat wave conditions likely to prevail at isolated pockets in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad and Jagityal districts.

Heat is tolerable for general public but moderate health concern for vulnerable people like infants, elderly, people with chronic diseas, the met office said.

Due to increase of heat conditions and maximum temperatures rise during 12 noon to 3 p.m., public has been advised not to go out during the period. They have also been advised to have adequate intake of liquid diet like ORS, water etc.

Meteorologists have also urged