Hyderabad: Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh will cause severe heatwave conditions on Sunday and Monday. The hot winds from overland will affect Adilabad, Nizamabad, Khammam, Warangal, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and other districts of the state.
The maximum temperature will be 2ºC to 3ºC above normal for this time of the year, the Indian Meteorological Department said. It said both Telugu states will undergo severe heatwave conditions and it is important that people must exercise precautions during day when the temperatures are at their peak.
On Saturday, Khammam recorded the highest day temperature of 44.8ºC, 5.3ºC above normal.
It was followed by Nalgonda at 44.5ºC and Bhadrachalam 44ºC. The other parts of the state recorded temperatures between 41ºC and 43ºC.
Hyderabad was luckier, recording 39.8ºC, a shade above normal.
A report from Vijayawada said the AP government’s Real Time Governance Society (RTGS) had predicted that the temperature could touch the 46ºC mark in some places on Sunday.
High temperatures were forecast in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore and East and West Godavari districts as well.
On Saturday, Vijaya-wada recorded 45°C.
Experts suggested a range of precautions to fight the heat which included staying in cool places or in the shade, using umbrella during the day and wearing loose cotton garments....