VIJAYAWADA: The cool breezes for the last two days are set to turn into hot winds after a couple of days if the predictions of the meteorological department officials are anything to go by. The met officials say that the mercury levels may cross 42 degree Celsius in the state.
Meanwhile, people in Krishna district, more so in Vijayawada continue to have respite from the hot sun. According to meteorological department, in the next 48 hours there will be heavy rain in few regions of Rayalaseema, Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The cloud cover for the past two days had brought down the temperature by a degree or two and the cool breezes and thunders will continue for couple of days. The officials have put four districts in coastal AP -- Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari -- on high alert in the coming 48 hours.
“Few regions of these districts might have 7 cm to 12 cm rainfall in the next two days.
At present, the maximum temperatures were recorded between 32 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius on Sunday across the state and it will drop to a degree Celsius in the next 48 hours. But the mercury levels will steadily increase from April 15 and there are chances of more summer heat and heat waves,” said Met department senior scientist K Seetha Ram.