Alert for next two days, IMD warns heat wave conditions, 130 died

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The next two days can be more harmful for laymen residing in warm regions as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that at least eight states across the country will face heat-wave conditions over the next two days.

The regions which will face high heat waves include Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.

In recent years, Central and peninsular India continued to witness the hottest April, as the death toll across the country reachews 130. Earlier Last year, according to the 2,035 people were died due to heat-waves in India.

The temperature touched 44°C in three Telangana districts on Thursday — a day after Hyderabad broke a 43-year-old record with mercury reaching the 43°C level.

The state government in Telangana issued an alert in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise its impact. The maximum temperature is likely to hover above 40°C in the next 24 hours in many parts of the state, an official said on Thursday.

Karnataka, the first state faced drought this year, around 500 villages are now completely dependent on water supplied by tankers as there is no supply.

Meanwhile, Maharashta’s Latur is now relying on waters being transported by special trains run by the state government. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed BCCI to shift all the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches after 30 April out of Maharashtra in view of drought.

Wefornews Bureau

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