Heat wave conditions prevailed over a few stations over coastal Andhra Pradesh and hot day conditions prevailed over entire coastal AP during the last couple of days.
The persisting westerly and north westerly surface winds from Central India, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan come up to Telangana and get diverted in different directions.
The inconsistency of surface level trough position and delay in the setting of sea breeze contribute to the rise of maximum temperatures leading to heat wave-like conditions in some places and hot day conditions all over coastal AP. The heat wave conditions are likely to continue for a few more days, according to a spokesman of the Cyclone Warning Centre here.
The maximum temperature recorded at Visakhapatnam Airport was 40 degree Celsius and it was 34 degree Celsius at Waltair on Thursday. The corresponding maximum temperatures on Wednesday were 36.5 degree Celsius and 39 degree Celsius. This shows that the maximum temperature in the city has reduced by 2.5 degree Celsius on Thursday compared to the previous day while it has increased by 1 degree Celsius at the airport.
Bapatla and Rentachintala recorded 47 degree Celsius, which was 7 degrees above normal, Gannavaram – 46, Nandigama, Kavali, Machilipatnam, Ongole, and Nellore recorded 45 degrees each.
Most of the people preferred to remain indoors while those who had to go out to work were seen fretting and fuming. Tender coconut vendors, juice sellers, and water melon sellers had a busy day. People attending weddings had a tough time as they had to bear the brunt of the sun.