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Hyderabad: Khairatabad emerges as hottest area, says TSDPS report

The scorching heatwave in Hyderabad shows no signs of slowing down, with temperatures reaching a record 42.6 degrees Celsius on Friday.

According to a report by the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), Khairatabad has emerged as the hottest area among the city’s various localities. Aside from Khairatabad, eight other areas in Hyderabad experienced a heatwave with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. These areas are as follows:

  • Khairtabad (42.5 degrees Celsius)
  • Charminar (41.1 degrees Celsius)
  • Nampally (40.7 degrees Celsius)
  • Bandlaguda (40.3 degrees Celsius)
  • Himayatnagar (40.3 degrees Celsius)
  • Musheerabad (40.3 degrees Celsius)
  • Asifnagar (40.3 degrees Celsius)
  • Saidabad (40.3 degrees Celsius)
  • Shaikpet (40.2 degrees Celsius)

The heatwave is not just confined to Hyderabad. Many other Telangana districts are also experiencing extreme summer heat.

On Friday, the temperature in Nalgonda’s Damaracherla and Karimnagar’s Veenavanka reached 45.4 degrees Celsius.

TSDPS predicts that Hyderabad will continue to experience heatwave conditions until May 22, 2023, with maximum temperatures ranging from 38 to 41 degrees Celsius.

Other districts in Telangana may see even higher temperatures, reaching up to 45 degrees Celsius during the same time period.

The rising mercury levels, which have begun to consistently exceed 40 degrees Celsius in Hyderabad and surrounding areas, have increased the risk of heat strokes, skin allergies, and water-borne illnesses. During peak summer, modern food consumption patterns expose people to contaminated food and water, resulting in water and food-borne illnesses.

Aside from that, rising temperatures cause Heat-Related Illnesses (HRI), which include a wide range of disorders from muscle cramps to heat exhaustion and life-threatening emergencies like heat stroke.

People who have pre-existing medical conditions, such as chronic heart and kidney disease, should avoid being exposed to extreme heat during the summer. According to doctors, core body temperatures of senior citizens, diabetics, and kidney and heart patients rise considerably when exposed to hot sun for a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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