Coastal Andhra Pradesh and interior plan areas of Rayalaseema are likely to face severe heat conditions from April 1. Hot winds blowing into the coast from the North might shoot up the temperatures in both regions as per the forecast given by IMD Amaravati on Saturday. “Tuni, Bapatla and parts of Visakhapatnam are facing heat conditions with the rise in temperatures by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius above normal: IMD S. Stella said. She said if the temperature goes up by 4.5 to 6.4 degrees above the normal, it will be declared as heatwave conditions and if it is seven degrees above normal, it will be termed as a severe heatwave condition.
IN the coastal region, the average maximum temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius and Rayalaseema around 40 degrees. Under heatwave conditions, all the stations would cross above 40 in coastal AP and 45 to 48in Rayalaseema. Given the intensity of the hot winds blowing from the north, most of the places would cross 40 and above in some places 5 to 50 degrees Celsius.
ON Thursday, Nandigama, Tuni, Anantapur recorded 38.6 degrees Celsius, around2.5 degrees above normal temperature and Visakhapatnam registered a temperature of 34.2 degrees Celsius. The humid and high temperature might give a tough time to the people of coastal Andhra Pradesh till the onset of southwest monsoons in the first week of June.