Hot heat waves prevailing in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed over 150 lives in few days. Temperature ranging from 40 to 45°C, and which is 5 degrees more than seasonal average, it has affected normal life in almost all 10 districts in Telangana and 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh. The states are also facing acute shortage of drinking water. 

In Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema region has brunt of heat, while Coastal Andhra was comparatively cooler. Anantapur continued to sizzle under 44°C day time temperature, Kurnool and Nandyal at 43°C, Tirupati 42°C and Kadapa 41°CVijayawada recorded 40°C. In Anantapur, Tarimela and Pamudurti recorded 46°C. District revenue officials say that such high temperatures were noted almost after 12 years. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu held a video conference with all district collectors on Friday, has said them to give most priority to the provision of drinking water. Chief Minister said additional funds have been released to cater drinking water through water tankers. The cyclone warning centre in Vizag has said that there could be scattered rains in few places in AP and Telangana due to cumulonimbus clouds arising out of hot weather which could bring down temperatures considerably in a day or two.

In Telangana, Adilabad recorded 45°C, Hyderabad recorded 43°C, Warangal & Karimnagar recorded 40°C. Coal belt region of Ramagundam crossed 45°C which is open mining sector. While considering the severity of the heat wave, Telangana government has declared summer holidays for all schools from Saturday and warned private schools not to violate the orders. Government has pressed water tankers to cater to needs of 1,650 rural areas especially in Medak, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and  Ranga Reddy districts. There is shortage of green fodder for the cattles in both states.  

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