HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh reeled under scorching heat on Wednesday as dry and hot winds continued to sweep across the State from the North-Western parts of India, particularly Rajasthan desert.
The entire State was in the grip of severe heat wave conditions. A furnace-like weather prevailed in Hyderabad, Guntur, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Anantapur and Chittoor districts as they lay in the path of the dry winds. Normal life in towns and cities was affected as roads wore a deserted look. Five sunstroke deaths were reported from different districts, but there was no confirmation from the government.
On Wednesday, Nizamabad recorded the highest temperature for the day at 46.3 degrees Celsius. Hyderabad experienced 44 degrees C. At several places, the day temperatures shot up beyond their normal levels.