Schools closed in Andhra Pradesh for 3 days after heat alert
No schools will be open in Andhra Pradesh until 21 June, by the order of the Andhra Pradesh government. The decision to close schools from 19 to 21 June comes after concerns over the rising temperature in the state.
There is a heat-wave like condition across the state. This order applies to government as well as private schools. Many students have complained of suffering from sunstrokes and being unable to attend class.
On Sunday, Visakhapatnam reported a temperature of 41.4 degree Celsius. Areas like Kakinada and Rajahmundry are also blazing.
Weather authorities say the maximum temperatures in coastal Andhra Pradesh was likely to be around 40 to 42 degree Celsius. This is nearly 4 degrees Celsius above normal.
Many other parts of India have been declared as vulnerable to heat wave conditions. These are Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Telangana.