The heat is on: Mercury soars; Telangana, Andhra sizzle at 41 degrees
Summer may have just begun, but the maximum temperatures at few places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have already crossed 41 degrees Celsius.
The city of nizams, Hyderabad, is witnessing extremely warm weather conditions for a while now. As of now, the city has reached nearly 40 degrees and is expected to go even higher,
Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh was the hottest place in the two Telugu states on Monday with the maximum temperature of 41.7 degrees.
Adilabad in Telangana sizzled at 41.6 degrees. Nizamabad recorded the highest temperature of 41.2 degrees, according to Hyderabad Meteorological Centre. According to Skymet, these weather conditions are attributed to the absence of a significant weather system affecting the region. Not only this, warm northeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal have been heating up the region resulting in an increase in the maximums.
Three notches above the average
At nearly 40 degrees Celsius, Hyderabad was also one of the hottest places in Telangana. The city recorded 39.9 degrees, three notches above the average.
The maximum temperature was above average in many places in Telangana. Mahabubnagar and Medak also crossed 40 degrees.
Continue to prevail
The met office has forecast that dry weather will continue to prevail over the next five days with maximum temperature likely to be two to three degrees above average.
AP to experience similar weather coditions
Andhra Pradesh is also likely to experience similar weather conditions. Kurnool on Monday recorded maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. It was 37.5 in Tirupati.
An action plan
The sharp rise in day temperature has forced the people to remain indoors, especially in the afternoon. Authorities in Telangana have prepared an action plan to prevent deaths due to heat wave.
A repeat of 2015?
This could be a repeat of 2015, when the heat wave sweeping across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed over 2,200 lives. During the coming days, the maximum temperatures of these areas will only increase. In fact, the possibility of a few records being broken cannot be ruled out.
With inputs from Skymet.