At 41 degree Celsius, Hyderabad recorded the season’s highest temperature on Saturday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Though there were reports that said the temperature crossed 42 degree celsius in many parts of the city, IMD sources confirmed to TNM that the temperature hasn’t crossed 42 degree celsius yet. IMD has also released a cyclone warning for the state.
“The maximum temperature was recorded on April 27 at 41 degree celsius. On April 28, there is an expected drop in temperature as there are predictions of cyclone in both AP and Telangana. The temperature is again expected to rise in the following days,” Dr Nagaratna, head of weather forecasting at IMD told TNM.
According to a weather bulletin released by the IMD on April 27, light to moderate rainfall is very likely to occur in isolated placed across Telangana for the next three days. IMD has also issued heat wave warnings in districts of Adilabad, Komarambheem, Jagtiyal, Adilabad, Pedapalle, Kamareddy, Rajanna Siricilla, Bhadradri Kothagudem and Khammam till April 29.
In coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, light to moderate or thunder showers are expected to occur in isolated places across the coastal strips for the next three days. IMD has also issued a thunderstorm warning for the state till April 30. According to the official statement, thunder storm accompanied with gusty winds (wind speed of 30 to 40 kmph) and lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh.
IMD has also issued warnings for south Andhra Pradesh of severe cyclonic storm as cyclone Fani, which is inching closer to Tamil and Andhra Pradesh, is expected to strengthen and reach the coast by Tuesday evening.