Heatwave unrelenting

Heatwave conditions continued in parts of the State on Wednesday but some respite is expected with rain or thundershowers forecast in the next four days.

Palakkad, which has been bearing the brunt of the soaring temperature for the past one week, today recorded a maximum of 40.8 degrees Celsius.

The Met office here said a few places in Kerala and Lakshadweep would receive rain and thundershowers till May 8. Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in Kerala from May 6 till the morning of May 8, it said.

Though heatwave conditions continued to prevail in many parts of the State, no sunstroke-related incidents were reported today, Health Department sources said.

As many as 296 persons had suffered sunburn across the State since March, they said. Kozhikode recorded 38.3 degree Celsius, Kannur 37.4 degree Celsius, Punalur 38.3 degree Celsius and Thiruvananthapuram 35.6 degree Celsius, the Met Department said. — PTI

A few places in Kerala and Lakshadweep will receive rain till May 8, says Met office