Dry winds from westerly and south-westerly direction are to blame, says the weatherman
Heat wave conditions continued in the city on Sunday with temperature shooting up much above the normal.
For the second successive day temperature went upwards and beyond the record 44 degrees Celsius that the city had experienced on Saturday.
On Sunday, Visakhapatnam Airport recorded 44.6 degrees Celsius and Waltair had a much lower temperature at 37 degrees Celsius.
However, the impact of the heat was felt all through the city.
The city's highest temperature was 45.4 degrees Celsius on June 8, 1995.
The Cyclone Warning Centre officials have said dry winds from westerly and south-westerly direction are creating heat-wave conditions pushing up the mercury.
As the temperature rose, humidity levels fell, they said. Even the setting in of monsoon is likely to take a few more days as air has no moisture content.
The conditions are likely to continue for the next two, three days. Most of the coastal cities recorded high temperatures. The city roads wore a deserted look as the day wore on with people preferring to stay indoors. However, power cut made things difficult for them. Heat-wave conditions prevailed till evening. Even on the beach road the Sunday crowd was thin as people did not venture out till late in the evening. Thousands of youth braved the hot weather to take the SBI clerical examination.