Nellore: Nellore city in SPSR Nellore district and Ongole City in Prakasam district recorded the current summer season’s highest temperature of 44.5 degrees celsius and 44.7 degrees celsius respectively on Monday.
The steep increase from 42 degrees during last two days caused jitters among the people of Nellore.
District collector R. Muthyala Raju on Sunday had issued warning to the people of the district not to venture out of the homes from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday citing weather forecast stating steep increase in day temperatures on Monday.
Roads and streets in the city wore a deserted look in the afternoon with most of the denizens deciding to remain indoors scared over the sizzling winds and unbearable heat outside. The heat wave conditions are much worse in Ongole City which is hovering beyond 43 and 44 degrees celsius for the last four days.
May month started with 40 degrees on May 1, 40.4 on May 2, 44 on May 3, 43.2 on May 4, 44.6 on May 5 and 44.7 on May 6.
Worst hit are hawkers and people who are forced to go out on some work or other.
Weather department officials in Nellore said that Nellore City had crossed 44 degree mark and recorded 44.9 degrees last time on May 17, 2017.
Similarly 44.5 degrees was recorded in the City on May 24, 2015, 43.8 on May 22, 2015, 44.6 on April 25, 2016 and 42.6 on May 5. 2018. According to a press release by the district collector on weather forecast, heat wave conditions will continue till May 10.