Andhra Pradesh is likely to experience severe heat wave conditions during the next four to five days as the maximum temperature is likely to touch the season’s peak.
Based on the maximum temperature forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) has warned that 136 mandals in the state are likely to experience severe heatwave conditions, while 173 mandals Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail. Mandal on 14 May (Sunday).
Similarly, while 153 circles are likely to experience severe heatwave conditions, 132 circles may experience heatwave conditions on May 15 (Monday).
The APSDMA has also said that the maximum temperature may increase in the coastal districts of Vizianagaram, Parvathipuram Manyam, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Ankapalle, Kakinada, Konaseema, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Eluru, NTR, Bapatla, Palnadu, Prakasam and Nellore. , to 45-47°C. In Rayalaseema districts, the maximum temperature on both the days is likely to be between 42°C and 44°C.
On May 16, the maximum temperature in the coastal districts could range between 45°C and 48°C.
The IMD has also warned that there could be an increase of 2-6 degree Celsius in the maximum temperature at many places during the next four days.
APSDMA Managing Director BR Ambedkar said that all district administrations have been alerted. He said that people who need help, or have information related to bad weather conditions can dial 1070, 112 or 18004250101.
He said that people, especially senior citizens, pregnant women and children, should stay hydrated by consuming fluids like lassi, buttermilk, coconut water, oral rehydration solution and lemon juice.
The highest maximum temperature of 42.2°C was recorded at Jangamaheswara Puram in Palnadu district on May 13 (Saturday). It was followed by Guntur (41.4), Nandyal (41), Bapatla (40.5), Kurnool (40.1), Kurnool (40.1) and Garikapadu in Cuddapah (40).