Heat wave conditions prevail in Telangana, Rayalaseema and TN

Heat wave conditions prevail in Telangana, Rayalaseema and TN

Even before the peak summer, normal life has been affected in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Rayalseema as most parts of the States reeled under severe heat wave conditions on Wednesday with the day temperature touching 40 degree Celsius in several districts.
 
Met officials told Deccan Herald that Trichy recorded the maximum temperature of 41 degree Celsius (105.8 F), which was the highest of the season. Similarly, Madurai,
Dharmapuri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Thiruvallur and Vellore also touched 40 degree Celsius, which forced most of the people to remain indoors.

Heat wave conditions in Telangana and Rayalaseema, people are bracing for temperature in the range of 40 -43 degrees centigrade in the coming two days.
 
Temperatures above 43 degrees centigrade were recorded in Bhadrachalam, Adilabad  and Mahbubnagar of Telangana,   Kurnool and Amaravati of Andhra Pradesh. For two consecutive days sweltering heat coupled with hot air forced many in these two regions to stay indoors.

The Maximum temperatures are above 40 degree Celsius at a few places in Telangana and Rayalaseema for another three days, the Weather office said in its bulletin. However the weather office predicted light to moderate rain, thundershowers at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh for next 24 hours. Temperatures in Hyderabad stayed around 40-41 degrees where as citizens experienced a much harsher heat on Wednesday with ambient temperature touched 42 degrees in many places. Temperatures are expected to remain at 41 degrees for two more days.

The temperatures are expected to reach record 44-045 degrees in temple town Bhadrachalam on Thursday and might come down to 43 by Friday. Similarly Ramagundam, Mahbubnagar will also expect severe heat wave conditions.

In Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool which was reeling under severe heat will continue to sizzle at 43 degrees for at least two more days with no respite in sight. Nandyal (42), Kadapa (42), Tirupati (42) Anantapur (41), in Rayalaseema region recorded highest temperatures on Wednesday.  Coastal Andhra Pradesh was comparatively cooler when compared to Rayalaseema region.

Secretariat employees of Capital region of Amaravati had their first taste of Guntur heat, as the temperatures hovered around 42 degrees on Wednesday.  Dwindling green cover has given rise to severe heat around the Interim Government complex. Even as the complexes were centrally air-conditioned the open approach roads scorched the odd visitor to the secretariat.

Tamil Nadu
Chennai to recorded a maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius, which affected the normal life of the commuters with most of the roads wore a deserted look in the noon.
 
As most of the tree cover area in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram have vanished due to cyclone Vardah, the met officials also expressed concern that it would impact more during the peak summer.
 
A senior Met official said that heat wave and humid conditions are prevailing from the early hours of the day until evening.
 
The official said in coming days the maximum temperature across Tamil Nadu will be above normal by two to three degree Celsius.  According to him,  the setting of sea
breeze was very late in the last one week and therefore, the heat conditions are heavy especially in the month of April.
 
However, moderate rain occured in some parts of Tamil Nadu during the last 24 hours with Valparai  in Coimbatore district received maximum amount of 10 mm rainfall.

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