Telangana, Andhra likely to experience heatwave conditions due to influence of cyclonic storm Amphan

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Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are likely to experience heatwave conditions, as the temperature is expected to hover between 44 to 45 degrees Celsius.

 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, informed that isolated pockets of the state will witness heatwave conditions between May 22 and May 24.

"For the next two to three days, the weather is Telangana and Andhra Pradesh would be dry due to the influence of the cyclonic storm Amphan. These two states are likely to experience heatwave conditions”, India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist Naga Ratna said

“The temperature in many parts of these two states is expected to hover between 44 to 45 degrees Celsius today and tomorrow (May 22). After May 24, the temperature is likely to rise," she added.

In its latest update, IMD stated that severe cyclonic storm Amphan over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 30 kmph during the past six hours.

"It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a deep depression during the next three hours," IMD said.

It has also issued a heavy rainfall warning for Assam and Meghalaya stating that light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over the western districts of Assam and Meghalaya on May 21.

On Wednesday, Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it claimed 10 to 12 lives

 

With inputs from Agency

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