The heat wave on Saturday continued to affect the lives on people in different states like Odisha, Telangana and Jharkhand. Heat wave in Telangana has so far claimed 49 lives and there seems no respite from soaring mercury as the hot weather is likely to prevail at few places in the state for at least two days, a Disaster Management department official said on Saturday.
Temperature has been hovering above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of Telangana since last fortnight prompting the government to issue a heat wave alert in all districts.
Similarly, in view of the prevailing heat wave conditions, the Odisha government Saturday advised its citizens to stay indoors between 11 AM and 3 PM.
Death toll reaches 79 as heat wave condition intensifies in Odisha.
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“The temperatures are likely to remain high. As per the MeT department, there are no signs of any improvement in the coming days. Keeping this in view, we have to stay completely prepared. In line with the advisory issued by the Met department, we also recommend people should not show adventurism and should stay indoors, especially between 11 AM and 3 PM,” Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra told reporters.
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The Telangana government had announced Rs 50,000 as ex-gratia to the kin of those who died due to sun stroke. According to a bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department on Saturday, heat wave conditions are likely to prevail at a few places in Telangana on Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur recorded a high of 45.8 degree C, six degrees above normal, while several districts in Jharkhand experienced heat wave conditions.
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With 41.5 degree C, Ranchi continued to sizzle while heat wave conditions continued in Palamau (43.8 degree C), Giridih (43), Latehar (42), Lohardga (42), Simdega (42) and Khunti (41), MeT office sources said.
Sahibganj in the Santhal Pargana region experienced 39 degree C.
Dry weather conditions are likely to continue for the next one to five days and heat wave conditions likely to prevail in a few places in the next one to five days in the state, the MeT said in its forecast.
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