Telangana – Bhadrachalam is buzzing at 46.5°C

Thirteen mandals recorded temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours, while the temple town of Bhadrachalam in the district recorded a temperature of 46.5 degrees. Aswapuram mandal had the highest daily temperature of 46.1 degrees Celsius, while Sujatha Nagar and Paloncha mandals recorded 46 degrees.

Chunchupally, Manugur, Dummugudem, Pinapaka, Julurpad, Cherla, Laxmidevipalli, Kothagudem and Chandrugonda mandals experienced temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius. In other mandals, the highest temperatures recorded ranged between 44 and 41 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, the entire state was engulfed in oppressive heat as temperatures rose to unprecedented levels in several places. The statistics of the Telangana State Development Planning Society show that by 4 pm, the maximum temperature reached over 45 degrees Celsius at as many as 150 locations (i.e. 146) in many districts, taking the summer heat to unprecedented heights.

At a sweltering 46.6 degrees Celsius, Gudapur in Nalgonda district set the record for the hottest temperature in the state for the day. With a temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius, bhadrachalam trailed close behind, while other places like Chandur in Nalgonda, Munagala in Suryapet and Mangapet in Mulugu were also scorching hot. With temperatures expected to rise above 45 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the meteorological department has issued a red alert for parts of Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Suryapet, Khammam, Mahabubabad, bhadradri Kothagudem, Mulugu and Nalgonda districts. On Thursday, the temperature in Hyderabad ranged from 43 to 45 degrees Celsius.