Several parts of the country particularly states of Andhar Pradesh ,Telengana, Odisa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh are reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the last three days. In Andhra Pradesh, more than 100 people lost their lives as heat wave sweeps across the state unabated for the last three days. Blazing sun continued with its intensity across Andhra and Telangana. The Meteorological Department upgraded the heat wave warning to “severe”, and forecast at least three more scorching days ahead. The past record of maximum temperature, the highest day temperature ever recorded in combined Andhra Pradesh was 48.8 degrees in Vijayawada on May 11, 2002, which the officials fear would likely to be surpassed during this summer.
In Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, the mercury soared to 46 .2 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature ranged between 43and 46 degree celcius across the state.In Uttar Pradesh the state capital Lucknow recorded the highest temperature of the season so far as the mercury touched around 44 degrees Celsius . Allahabad remained the hottest city in the state on the day where the maximum temperature touched 47 degrees. Roads in Lucknow are wearing a deserted look as people preferred to remain indoors to avoid very hot and sweltering weather conditions.In the national capital Delhi also there is no respite from the scorching heat . According to the MeT Department, the City had yesterday recorded the hottest day of the season with mercury shooting up to 43.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal. The weatherman has predicted for mainly clear sky in the next 24 hours with the maximum and minimum temperature hovering.In Odisha, many cities in the state have been recording more than 45 degree Celsius day temperature. Our correspondent reports, the state government has so far received reports of 23 deaths allegedly due to sun stroke.