Mercury May Rise in AP From Today

Severe cyclone Remal set to cross Bangladesh coast

Visakhapatnam: As cyclone Remal leaves the Bangladesh coast, mercury is likely to shoot up in the coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema regions from Monday.

The day temperatures this week could range between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius for many regions in the state, but there would be no heat waves, the weather office said.

Currently, the maximum temperatures range between 33 and 36 degrees in AP, but the minimum temperature was 30 degrees in the early hours, indicating an impending heat conditions.

The rains during the last 24 hours brought down the temperature by 12 degrees in Gannavaram, which recorded 28.8 degrees, while Nandigama registered 31.6 degrees Celsius.

Recently, parts of Rayalaseema and coastal AP reported temperatures higher than average and heat waves persisted during the first week of April this time. After a series of heat waves in April and the first week of May this year, people heaved a sigh of relief.

The state has not recorded heat waves from May 7. Many parts of the state received rain on May 7 and many parts had thunderstorms between May 15 and May 25.

AP experienced this summer's first heat wave on April 4. The state saw around 12 heat wave days in April and six in May, the weather office said.

Rayalaseema region in the state witnessed more heat wave days in this season. The highest maximum temperature so far this summer season was recorded in Nandyal of Rayalaseema region, where mercury went up to 46.3 degrees Celsius on May 3.

At 46°C and above temperatures, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest temperature in the country for four days --April 28 and May 2 to 4.

Senior scientist from IMD Amaravati, S Karuna Sagar, said there might not be rain for another week and the maximum temperatures are expected to rise to 40 degrees C in parts of Rayalaseema and CAP from Monday.

The situation would continue till the southwest monsoon sets in over Andhra Pradesh during the first week of June.

Meanwhile, IMD said severe cyclone Remal was set to cross West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands in West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh with wind speed reaching 110kmph to 120kmph, gusting at 135km.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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