“The trough over the south coast of AP leads to hot winds.”
Many of the state’s pockets swayed with searing hearts, despite low pressure building over the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the adjacent southern Andaman Sea on Wednesday.
The meteorologists said even if the low pressure is likely to intensify over the central Andaman Sea over the next 24 hours, the heat wave condition could prevail in the state.
“The chances that the weather system will concentrate in a depression over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours are slim,” said the Cyclone Warning Center (CWC) in Visakhapatnam.
However, on April 1, violent winds are likely to blow at speeds of up to 50 km / h across the southern Andaman Sea and the adjacent southeastern Bay of Bengal, said CWC chief Sunanda M., adding that fishermen have been advised to stay away not in the Andaman Sea and the adjacent southeastern Bay of Bengal on April 1st and in the northern Andaman Sea on April 2nd.
Meanwhile, on March 30, heat wave conditions were observed in Kavali, Nellore district and Ongole, with the two locations recording 41 degrees Celsius and 40.1 degrees Celsius, which was 5 degrees Celsius above normal, said PV Rama Rao, retired director of the IMD.
“The trough over the AP on the south coast leads to hot winds. The coastal areas are comparatively cooler due to the sea breeze. Sun exposure and geographic features such as hills that block the sea breeze cause temperature fluctuations in the city, ”said Rama Rao.
He said this explains the reason Visakhaptnam Airport recorded 38.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday noon and 34.5 degrees Celsius in the evening. Yarada Hill blocks sea breezes until the afternoon, while areas like Akkayyapalem, Seethammadhara and MVP Colony stay comparatively cooler, added Rama Rao.