Visakhapatnam

People reel under scorching heat

People use umbrellas to protect themselves from the blazing sun in Visakhapatnam on Monday.—Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam  

The scorching summer heat right from the early hours of Monday sapped the energy of the citizens. Air conditioners worked overtime at homes and people did not seem to be worried about the power bills.

Senior citizens, petty vendors, sales representatives, office-goers, motorists, and pedestrians bore the brunt of the sun. Handkerchiefs, stoles (chunnis), carry bags, umbrellas, and just anything came in handy for motorists and pedestrians to protect themselves from the sun.

More cars were out on the road as motorists preferred to drive their cars and leave their two-wheelers at home. Fruit juice sellers, ice-cream parlours, traditional sherbets, and palmyra kernel sellers did brisk business.

The temperature came down later in the evening, providing relief to citizens.

The maximum temperature recorded during the day was 36.2 degree at Visakhapatnam airport and 33.6 at Waltair.

Nandigama and Gannavaram recorded 41 degree, Nellore 40, Ongole, Tuni, and Bapatla 39 degree.

There would be no significant rise in temperatures during the next few days.

Thundershowers would occur at a few places in North coastal AP, comprising Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari districts, according to a spokesman of the Cyclone Warning Centre.


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