A well-marked low pressure area lay over south-east Bay of Bengal on Friday and yet a major part of the Andhra Pradesh came under the grip of heat wave conditions with Mercury levels soaring at a number of places, particularly in Coastal Andhra and Telangana regions.
Rentachintala (Guntur district) and Ramagundam (Karimnagar) recorded day temperature at 45 degrees Celsius, the highest in the State for the day. The temperature hovered around 42-44 degree C at many other places. Weather was mainly dry in Rayalaseema region.
An official said there was no indication if the well-marked low pressure area would intensify into a depression and if so, its likely impact areas in Andhra Pradesh. The low pressure, however, would cause moderate to heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu.
The Andhra Pradesh Met Office issued warning to the effect that the heat wave conditions would prevail in Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna districts in Coastal Andhra and in Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Medak, Nalgonda and Adilabad in Telangana on Saturday.
Two die of sunstroke
Meanwhile, two persons died of sun stroke in Medak district on Friday. According to sources the deceased were P. Sailu (35), a mason of Nizampet village, and Nanded Kishtaiah (70), a worker under MNREGS.