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Mercury touches 44.6 degrees in AP

Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent

Published on: June 9, 2023 | Updated on: June 9, 2023
Six towns experienced high heat for the fourth day on Friday.  (DC file photo)

Six towns experienced high heat for the fourth day on Friday. (DC file photo)

VISHAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh is reeling under severe heat wave conditions. Six towns experienced high heat for the fourth day on Friday.

IMD said Jangameshwarapuram recorded the highest temperature of 44.6 degree Celsius, departing from the maximum temperature by five degrees. Bapatla and Nandigama recorded 43.6 degrees each. The temperature was up by 5.2 degrees in Bapatla and 4.8 degrees in Nandigama.

Among the other towns, Machilipatnam recorded 43.1 degrees, 5.1 degrees more than the normal maximum temperature. Kakinada recorded 43.2 degrees, 5.9 degrees above normal temperature and Visakhapatnam registered the highest temperature of the season with 42 degrees Celsius which was 5.8 degrees above the normal temperature.

The report said the heat wave was likely at isolated pockets over north coastal and south coastal AP, Yanam and Rayalaseema on Saturday. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds of 30-40 kmph speed are likely at isolated places over the same reason. The condition will remain so till June 12, the report stated.

The report said the severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy over east central Arabian Sea moved north-eastwards with a speed of 13 kmph and lay centered 720km west-southwest of Mumbai, 740km south-southwest of Porbandar and 1050km south of Karachi. It would intensify further during next 36 hours, IMD said.

Meanwhile, conditions are favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Kerala, more parts of Tamil Nadu, parts of Karnataka and more parts of southwest, central and northeast Bay of Bengal and parts of northeastern states during the next 24 hours.

A cyclonic circulation lays over south Chhattisgarh and adjoining Odisha and extends upto 1.5km above the mean sea level. Another cyclonic circulation which lay over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and tis neighbourhood at 1.5km above the mean sea level has become less marked, it said.

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