Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on 25 May, issued a heatwave warning in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for five consecutive days. The forecast said heatwave conditions will likely prevail in isolated parts of Telangana on 25, 26, and 27 May.
On Monday, heatwave conditions persisted in the districts of Adilabad, Nalgonda, and Nizamabad in Telangana, with Adilabad recording the highest maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the highest temperature in Hyderabad on Monday was recorded at 42.5 degrees Celsius.
The IMD also predicted heatwave-like conditions in Telangana's Adilabad, Kumuram Bheem, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Jayashankar, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, and Suryapet.
On 26, 27, and 28 May, heatwaves are expected in isolated parts of Andhra Pradesh, including Yanam and Rayalaseema. Meanwhile, rainfall occurred at isolated places of coastal Andhra Pradesh. The highest maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nandyal.
The Hyderabad Center of Indian Meteorological Department predicted the possibility of thunderstorms over isolated places of Telangana on 28 and 29 May. It said the state is experiencing temperatures that are two to three degrees above normal.
The IMD director-in-charge, K. Naga Ratna, in a statement, said, “There is very little moisture over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh due to cyclone Amphan and the north-westerly winds which is causing the heatwave.”