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One killed and two injured in lightning strike near Sivakasi

May 05, 2024 10:26 PM IST

Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) (India), May 5 (ANI): One person was killed and two injured in a lightning strike at Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district, District Collector Jeyaseelan said on Sunday.
Around 10 places in north interior Tamil Nadu recorded more than 42 degrees Celsius, with Karur recording the highest temperature at 44.3 degrees, which is about 7 degrees above normal on Friday, IMD said.
“In the last 24 hours, around 10 places in the northern interior of Tamil Nadu recorded more than 42°C, Karur reported 44.3°C, which is about 7°C above normal… till May 6, the northern interior will a heatwave will prevail. Pre-monsoon showers are likely to occur in the interior and Western Ghats region,” S Balachandran, director of the Chennai Regional Meteorological Center, said on Friday.
Above normal temperatures prompted the Chennai Corporation authorities to advise residents not to step out of their homes between 12 noon and 3 pm and cover their heads to protect themselves from the scorching heat.
Cuddalore, Madurai, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Vellore are some of the districts in the state where temperatures crossed 40 degrees.

Above normal temperatures have been recorded in most districts of the state.
Meanwhile, senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said heatwave conditions will continue to prevail in the eastern region of the country for the next three days, while in the southern states it will continue for the next four days.
“Heatwave conditions will continue to prevail in the eastern region of the country for the next three days. Heatwave conditions will continue in Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar. After three days, heatwave conditions will subside due to thunderstorms. Similar heatwave conditions will continue in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the next four days. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to occur in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram after two days. Naresh Kumar told ANI. (ANI)