Thiruvananthapuram: The met department has said that the increase in temperature will continue across the state for 3 days. Temperature will rise to 38 degrees in several places. People have to be alert for 3 days
Highest temperature was recorded in Palakkad on Tuesday- 37.4 degree. Temperature in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts rose by 2 to 2.3 degrees than normal temperature.
Increased temperature might be experienced in some parts of Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts. Temperature is likely to rise to 38 degrees in Kozhikode till March 9. Officials have warned high temperature in Alappuzha and Punalur too.
Heat wave unlikely: People should be alert
Kozhikode: The State Disaster Management Authority has said that heat wave is unlikely to continue in the district on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperature rose by only 2.1 degrees on Tuesday. The possibility of heat wave is when the average temperature rises by 4.5 degrees. The heat wave alert issued by Thiruvananthapuram met department was withdrawn by Tuesday afternoon.
At the same time, the disaster management authority has warned on rising temperature during daytime. People have been advised to obey the instructions given by the state government. As there are no chances of rain in the coming days, temperature will continue to rise.
A meeting was held in the collectorate to discuss about the precautions to face drought. Brochures will be distributed at homes to make them aware of saving drinking water. Water kiosks will be set up to ensure availability of drinking water.
Driving test will not be held in the district between 11 am and 3 pm considering the alert issued on heat wave. Minister AK Saseendran has given the instruction considering the special situation in northern Kerala. The driving tests will begin at 7 am.
The tests should be completed before 11 am itself. The remaining tests can be conducted after 3 pm. Usually, tests were held at 9 am. It has been instructed to continue the new time schedule until the alert for heat wave is withdrawn.