Clinically, a heat stroke occurs only after body temperature crosses 104 degrees F, when excessive metabolism leads to a sharp fall in blood pressure and oxygen levels, a condition called hypoxia.
As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood 1,020 while it was 340 in Telangana.
Here’s everything you need to know about the heat wave and its impact in India.
According to revenue department officials, most of the victims were daily labourers or farmers.
The meteorological department on Sunday issued a “severe heat wave” warning for all 10 districts of Telangana for the next three days.
Kota recorded maximum of 45.5 degree celsius while Bikaner and Barmer registered day temperature of 44.6 and 44.2 degrees, respectively.
Mercury at Palam weather station settled at 46.2 degrees Celsius, the officials said.
As many as 73 persons died in Telangana and 80 deaths were recovered in Andhra Pradesh due to severe heatwave conditions prevailed in the two states, officials said.
Telangana Government has issued “Do’s and Don’ts” list for the people, who have been asked not to venture outside when the day temperatures are high.
If a persons feels weakness, nausea and giddiness in heat condition, then he or she should immediately call ‘108’ (ambulance service) to take treatment for heat-stroke.
The day temperature rose marginally to 42.3 degrees Celsius, seven notches above normal.
The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky on Wednesday.
There could be some major relief from the scorching heat as the weatherman has predicted thunderstorm tomorrow and rain on Friday.
The maximum temperature is expected to fluctuate between 40 and 44 degree Celsius in the next two days.
Jung met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday to discuss the preparation of the regular Budget for current financial year.