The city was burning hot on Sunday with the day-time temperature reaching a record of 42.4 degrees, the highest-ever in the past nine years. The Met department’s forecast reveals that same temperature will be present over the next two days.
Due to the severe heat, most of the residents did not dare to venture out and the generally packed roads of the weekend had a lonely look. The Met department officials revealed that the hot wind from Vidharba region was blowing across the state and Telangana was worst hit.
As the temperatures are higher than usual during this time of the year, city physicians said there has been an increase in number of summer diseases. Large number of people suffering from heat strokes, dehydration and gastroenteritis are being admitted in hospitals in various parts of the city.
At Fever Hospital, a sudden increase in the number of patients admitted for gastroenteritis treatment is observed. The severe heat wave conditions will have its more affect on the sensible population of young children and the elderly. Doctors recommended people to drink a lot of fluids rather than plain water, wear light clothes, not to consume ice-golas and sherbets from the roadside hawkers, not to eat outside food and also to avoid sun exposure particularly in the afternoons.