Heat wave conditions prevailing in the State became severe, converting some places in Telangana and Coastal Andhra into veritable furnaces.

Mercury levels soared at many places with Rentachintala in Guntur district recording 46 degrees Celsius, the highest in the State this season so far.

For the first time, maximum temperatures recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gauging stations in Telangana were above 40 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures recorded

Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Ramagundam reported 44 degrees Celsius, followed by Adilabad, Bhadrachalam, Medak and Nizamabad with 43 degree Celsius and Hyderabad 42 degree Celsius.

Coastal Andhra sizzled in scorching heat even as some places in the region received isolated rains. Nandigama, Nellore and Ongole recorded 44 degree Celsius, Vijayawada and Kavali 43 degree Celsius, and Bapatla and Tuni 41 degree Celsius. In Rayalaseema, Tirupati recorded a temperature of 45 degree Celsius, Kurnool 44 degree Celsius and Anantapur 41 degree Celsius.

In contrast, Kuppam received a rainfall of 3 cm, Chilamattur and Badwel each one cm.

Heat warning

The heat wave conditions might not subside for sometime and IMD had issued a heat warning for Monday and Tuesday for Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, Chittoor and Kurnool districts.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’ over the Southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-west and lay about 850 km southwest of Chennai on Sunday and was weakening.