Tamil Nadu Hot Temperature - Whatsapp Message True
'The state government had announced Red Alert for 3 days in Chennai. Mean temperature will be between 45.1 to 48.5 degree Celsius. Avoid going in open sun from 11 am to 4 pm. Drink at least 6 to 7 litres of water a day.' – whatsapp message.
This information about Chennai climate is being viral on the whatsapp. It is said the city temperature goes high between 45 and 48 C and given alert. But Tamil Nadu Weatherman said these are rumours.
He had given details about climate at Chennai. The city will have 40 C today on April 17. There will be heat wave in the city but it is not 45- 48 c heat wave.
Heat wave warning received from the IMD (India Meteorological Department) to 18 districts of the state on April 17 and April 18. It will likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cudda;ore, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Dhanrmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Karur, Thiruchirapalli, Ariyalur, Perambalur on 17th and 18th of April. The people are officers are requested to take necessary action.
Tamil Nadu Weatherman said 'Chennai's all time High Temp of 45 C was recorded during May 2003. So please ignore this 45-48 C crap which is being spread like fire.'
His full statement is here
'Whatsapp alerts of 45-48 C in the Chennai City are rumours. Still it's hot and refrain sending kids to schools if there is no A/C
Chennai City will struggle to cross 40 C today as sea breeze is expected to set in early, just like yesterday, when sea breeze set in around 11.30 am. Even though its may not cross 40 C, it is still called an Heat Wave. Here is the reason (Please see the images attached) and please dont wrongly mis-interpret the Government warning as 45-48 C heat wave. These msgs are created by some useless people, just to strike fear among common people. Please dont forward the 45-48 C temp warnings to anyone.
What should one do Its going to be another over 40+C for City outskirts
It going to be hot day in the interior part of city and also the interior parts of the state. Chennai city areas which are far away from sea (because Sea breeze angle is such that its going to struggle to reach much deeper into the city) are surely going to see another over 40+C day .When ever u step out, please do carry an umbrella or wear a cap and dont let the sun light to hit directly in your head. You may get dehydrated. This will mostly do and nothing else to fear about.
Chennai's all time High Temp of 45 C was recorded during May 2003. So please ignore this 45-48 C crap which is being spread like fire.'