Visakhapatnam :Coastal Andhra Pradesh and interior areas of Rayalaseema are likely to face severe heat conditions from April 1 onwards.
Hot winds blowing from the north might shoot up the temperatures in both regions as per the forecast issued by IMD, Amaravathi on Thursday.
"Tuni, Bapatla, and parts of Visakhapatnam are facing heat conditions with an increase in the temperatures by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius above normal," said IMD director S Stella.
She said if the temperature goes up by 4.5 to 6.4 degrees above the normal, it will be declared as heatwave condition and if it is 7 degrees above normal, it will be termed as a severe heatwave condition.
The coastal AP 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 48 in Rayalaseema.
Given the intensity of the hot winds blowing from north, most of the places would cross 40 and above and in some places it could rise up to 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.
On Thursday, Nandigama, Tuni, Anantapur recorded 38.6 degrees Celsius, around 2.5 degrees above normal temperature, and Visakhapatnam registered a temperature of 34.2 degrees Celsius.
The humid and high temperature might give tough time to the people of coastal Andhra Pradesh till the onset of southwest monsoons in the first week of June.