Ahmedabad: With rise in the temperature in many cities of Gujarat, problems of people have also increased. The Meteorological department has issued an orange alert for a few days. Meanwhile, Ahmedabad remained the hottest district with Ahmedabad city recoding a temperature of 43.5 degrees. According to the forecast by the Meteorological department, there will be scorching heat for the next two-three days.
May remains the hottest month in Gujarat. This year the heat was not felt till the end of April due to the spells of unseasonal rain. But the summer has started again from the onset of May. Ahmedabad recorded 43.5 degrees, Bhavnagar 43.5 degrees, Patan 43.5 degrees, Himatnagar 42.0 degrees, Bhuj 39.6 degrees, Valsad 36 degrees and Surat recorded 34 degrees.
Normally, when the temperature crosses 42 degree it is called yellow alert and when it crosses 44 degree it is referred as orange alert. The coastal regions of Gujarat have a relatively flat climate. Due to the scorching heat, silence prevails on the streets of Ahmedabad in the afternoon. People avoid going out without urgent or important work.
According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of hike in temperature in the next three-four days. 2 to 4 degrees rise can be recorded in the next three-four days. In Ahmedabad, the temperature at the airport area touched 44.4 degrees. Cases of heat stroke are on the rise due to extreme heat. Due to the scorching heat, the health department of government appeals people to take more liquids and stay at home.