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Heat conditions return to coastal districts

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Cyclonic storm Roanu that came close to the Andhra Pradesh coast and brought rains extensively, gave a momentary relief from the heat conditions. After the system moved towards West Bengal and Bangladesh, the severe heat condition returned to the State on Sunday. 

Visakhapatnam: Cyclonic storm Roanu that came close to the Andhra Pradesh coast and brought rains extensively, gave a momentary
relief from the heat conditions. After the system moved towards West Bengal and Bangladesh, the severe heat condition returned to the
State on Sunday.

Local Cyclone Warning Centre said heat condition would prevail across the State for next few days.

The day temperature has crossed 40 degrees Celsius in more than 11 places in the State and Bapatla in Guntur district recorded highest
temperature on Sunday with mercury soaring up to 44 degrees Celsius. Though day temperatures in Vizag region haven’t crossed 36
degrees Celsius on Sunday, the humidity levels made life miserable for locals and people of surrounding districts.

Vizag city and other parts in the region registered maximum temperature of around 36 degree Celsius. However, it is the relative humidity
which touched 80 per cent during the day, gave a very tough time to the children and the elderly people.

The CWC officials said due to advection of hot air from north and central India will lead to heat wave conditions in parts of Coastal
Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema region in the coming days.

The maximum temperature may go above 45 degree Celsius in many parts in the State in the next few days and the hot weather
conditions likely to prevail till end of the May.

The much waited south-west monsoon had set in over Andaman-Nicobar Islands and it expected to touch Kerala on June 7.

The cyclones and depression will propel the onset of monsoon and the CWC officials said monsoon is scheduled to make onset in both
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by June 12.

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