Hyderabad: Forty-one heat wave related deaths were reported on Tuesday in the state, taking the toll for the summer to 219. Meanwhile, four people died after being struck by lightening, including one person in Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad.
Nalgonda district at 76, followed by Mahabubnagar at 35 have seen the maximum number of deaths due to the heat wave.
The Met department said on Tuesday that heat wave conditions were likely to prevail over some parts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Khammam. Temperatures ranged between 43-46ºC in these districts with Ramagundam recording the highest.
Meanwhile it also rained at a few places in Telangana. For example in Adilabad, while parts of it baked in the intense heat, it rained in other parts of the district; 63 mm of rainfall was recorded. Karimnagar too experienced rain in a few places. The IMD has forecast thunderstorms with squalls or hail at a few places over Telangana on Wednesday.
In Andhra Pradesh too while some places will be reeling under the heat on Wednesday, it will rain in a places, often in the same districts. The IMD said on Tuesday that heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over some parts of Anantapur and Kurnool of Rayalaseema. Many parts of Rayalaseema and south coastal AP are likely to record maximum 40-45ºC.
Meanwhile Kurnool and Anantapur are expected to face thunderstorms. Apart from these two districts thunderstorms are also forecast for Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Kadapa and Chittoor on Wednesday....