Lumbini (Rupandehi), June 7: Temperature has raised at Bhairahawa with the mercury running as high as 43.3 degree Celsiuswhich has hit the normal life of people.
Division Chief Rajesh Jha said that the highest temperature last year was recorded at 42.4 degree Celsius on May 21, 2014. According to Weather Forecasting Division at Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha Airport, the temperature above 40 degree Celsius has been recorded regularly for the past few days. According to the Division, the temperature of Bhairahawa in the beginning of Jestha month has remained around 41 degree Celsius on an average.
The increasing heat and head wave or loo for the past few days had adversely affected the movement of people in market and trade and business activities have gone down.
According to government and private hospitals, number of patients suffering from different disease including diarrhoea, fever, typhoid and jaundice has gone up at health institutions following the increasing heat. Mainly children and elderly persons have been hit hard.