Increase in temperature: 4 more districts alerted


Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department has issued alert to 4 more districts in the wake of the increasing temperature encountered in the state. The Met Dept announced an increase of 2 to 4 degree celsius in the districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kannur and Kasargod on Saturday. The increase in temperature is due to dry eastern winds and decrease in intensity of the wind from the sea and also the atmospheric moisture.

On Friday, the Dept has alerted that temperature during daytime would increase in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram districts. While Alappuzha recorded a temperature of 37.3 degree Celsius, which is 4.6 degree above the average temperature, the minimum temperature in the morning was at 25.8 degree, an increase of 2.5 degree Celsius.

In Kottayam the temperature was 37 degree Celsius during day which is more by 3.5 degree. The minimum temperature was 24.2 degree Celsius. In Thiruvananthapuram district, there was only a slight increase and was only 1.3 degree Celsius up at 32.7 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature recorded was 26.1 degree Celsius.

On Friday, the temperature in other districts was also high. In Kannur the temperature during day was at 37.3 degree Celsius, up 3.9 degree Celsius. In Punalur, the temperature was 36.5 degree celsius.

As the temperature are likely to increase in the coming days, the state disaster management authority announced caution from health related diseases. Sunburns and sunstrokes must be prevented and people must take care from these.

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