Heat wave alert extended till Saturday as temperature rises
Thiruvananthapuram: Considering the rising temperature, the state disaster management authority has decided to extend the heat wave alert in Kerala till Saturday. The decision was taken on the basis of increased ultraviolet levels and temperature.
Temperature in districts except Wayanad and Idukki is likely to rise up to 2 to 3 degrees from the average high temperature on Friday. The temperature measurement is higher than 50 degree Celsius in many places in the state. The officials have quoted the same reason for more people having suffered sunburn.
71 people suffered sunburn on Thursday. Most of the victims were in Ernakulam- 19. Kottayam- 12, Alappuzha – 10, Palakkad – 9, Malappuram – 6, Kollam, Thrissur – 7 each, Idukki – 1.
A temperature of 36.7 degrees was reported in Thiruvananthapuram. This is higher than the average high temperature. 40.4 degrees in Palakkad, 39 degrees at Vellanikkara in Thrissur, 38.5 degrees in Punalur and 36.2 degrees in Alappuzha.
Kerala Mahila Sangham state president and CPI state council member Kamala Sadanandan who came to attend a meeting at Kaloor in Ernakulam suffered sunburn. A policeman in Thoppumpady and Thrikkakkara municipality councillor also suffered sunburn. Four people in Kothamangalam and 2 people in Angamaly also became victims of the rising temperature.