Despite being just two weeks into April, the mercury has started soaring to unbearable levels in Ahmedabad and Gujarat. The Gujarat State Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in the state for two days.
Ahmedabad along with Rajkot saw the heat rising to 42.6 degrees Celsius on Monday. The temperature in the capital Gandhinagar was 42.3 degrees. The heatwave is likely to be continued today according to the weather department. Temperatures may drop in the next five to three degrees from Wednesday.
In recent days, Gujarat has witnessed heat rising to three to four degrees. The heatwave will affect the areas of Saurashtra and Kutch. Porbandar, Rajkot, Banaskantha, Patan and Gandhinagar will see high temperatures. Extreme heat has been seen since the beginning of March.
People with high fever are advised against going out of the house at noon. The scorching heat may cause various problems like dehydration, dizziness and heatstroke.