Heatwave in India has been wreaking havoc over several parts of the country. As far as maximum temperatures are concerned, April has been a record breaking month.
Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Bankura have already observed record-breaking maximums in the past few days.
On Wednesday, April 13, a new record was set in Hyderabad.
The capital city of Telangana recorded 43°C as its maximum, which happens to be the highest in 43 years and five degrees above the normal levels.
The all-time maximum record for the city for the month of April stands at 43.3°C, which was observed on April 30, 1973. In the last decade, the highest maximum recorded by Hyderabad is 42.7°C on April 16, 2010.
Other than that, not even once has the maximum temperature in Hyderabad crossed the 42-degree mark during the last ten years.
Several other places in Telangana observed high temperatures. Areas including Kothagudem (44°C), Bhadrachalam (43°C), Sattupalli (43°C), and Khammam (42°C).
Intense heatwave in Telangana is likely to continue for another two to three days. In the meantime, Hyderabad could even surpass its all-time high maximum record.
Heatwave has already claimed several lives in Telangana during the past few weeks. Thus, residents have been advised to exercise caution to save themselves from the heatwave in Telangana.
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