No fresh heatwave deaths as rains hit AP, Telangana

No fresh heatwave deaths as rains hit AP, Telangana

No fresh heatwave related deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana today as several places in the two states received rains causing mercury to fall significantly.

According to Met department, yesterday showers occurred at a few places over coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh while isolated spells of rain hit Telangana.

"On Tuesday, maximum temperatures fell appreciably at one or two places over coastal Andhra and markedly rose at one or two places over Rayalaseema. They were markedly below normal at one or two places over coastal Andhra and below normal at a few places over Rayalaseema," the Met department said.

The highest maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nellore and Jangamaheshwarapuram yesterday, it said.

As many as 1,735 people died due to the heatwave until 9 pm yesterday and these figures pertain to the period from May 18.

The death toll in Telangana stands at 585 from April 15 till May 30.

According to the Met department, on Tuesday, maximum temperatures rose markedly at one or two places were appreciably above normal at one or two other places over Telangana.

The highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nizamabad, the department said.

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