Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, on Sunday issued an orange alert in the state for 5 and 6 June forecasting heatwave conditions in isolated places across Telangana.
According to the IMD alert, heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in isolated pockets in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Pedappalli, Jayshankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), and Warangal (Urban) districts of Telangana.
On 5 and 6 June, there is also a yellow warning for thunderstorms and lightning at isolated places in the state.
The IMD has also forecasted light to moderate rains or thundershowers in some parts of the state for the next five days from 5 to 9 June.
As the people of Telangana await the rains, the heatwave is likely to persist till 7 June as the summers in the state extend up to the first week of June.
Meanwhile, Medaram in Mulugu recorded the state's highest maximum temperature of 45.7°Celsius on 4 June. In Hyderabad, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 39.4°Celsius at Maitrivanam in Ameerpet. Suryapet, Jayshankar Bhupalalpally, Pedappali. Warangal, Mahabubabad, and parts of Khammam and Nalgonda also saw temperatures between 43 and 45°Celsius on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Sirikonda in Adilabad recorded the state's highest rainfall of 4.3 mm. Adilabad and parts of Nagarkurnool received light showers in the range of 0.3 to 15.5 mm on Saturday.
The IMD has predicted that the southwest monsoons will arrive in Telangana on 10 June this year. It said the usual onset date for the monsoon in Telangana is 12 June. In 2021, the rains came on 5 June in Telangana, nearly a week ahead.