Parts of Telangana reel under heat at 45 degree Celsius, IMD predicts thundershowers for Hyd

Last week, the state said that the heat resulted in around 92 deaths in Telangana.
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Several parts of Telangana continued to reel under the heat on Saturday, with areas like Adilabad recording a maximum temperature of 45.6 degree Celsius.
The New Indian Express reported that Hyderabad’s temperature stood at 40.2 degree Celsius, while Ramagundam reported 43.8 degree Celsius. It was 43.7 degree Celsius in Nizamabad, 41.6 degree Celsius in Nalgonda, 41.5 degree Celsius in Medak and 41.4 degree Celsius in Mahbubnagar.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorm activity for Hyderabad, that may cool the weather down, and bring some respite.
Skymet Weather reported that a cyclonic circulation prevailed over Telangana, which was absorbing the moisture around it, and resulting in the rise of temperature.
However, as the circulation intensifies, it could cause scattered rains over the southern states.
This comes after the IMD already issued a few heat wave warnings for the state in April.
The IMD declares an official ‘heat wave’, if there a deviation of more than 5 degrees Celsius from the expected maximum temperature, and if this weather persists for two or three days.  
Last week, the state said that the constant heat waves, resulted in around  92 deaths in Telangana.
The state government also constituted a three-member committee for each district to inquire into deaths attributed to the heat, and provide compensation.
Authorities have asked people to stay indoors during the afternoon if possible, and also initiated several awareness campaigns, about staying hydrated in the heat.
Telangana’s neighbouring state, Andhra, has also been facing the heat.
Last month, the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) said that 460 mandals across the 13 districts have to be cautious about the heat, while 195 had to be extremely cautious. 
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