After a respite of a few days due to unseasonal rains, mercury has started rising again in Telangana and the met office has issued a heat wave warning.
Several places in the state on Saturday recorded temperatures two to four degrees above average for the season.
Ramagundam was the hottest place in the state with mercury soaring to 45.8 degrees Celsius. Adilabad too sizzled at 45.3 degrees.
Nizamabad recorded 44.4 degrees while it was 43.1 in Hanamkonda. State capital Hyderabad too was hot at 41.6 degrees.
The heavy rains which lashed Hyderabad and other parts of the state since early this month had brought down the temperatures below 40 degrees. It was huge relief for the state which witnessed over 250 deaths due to the heat wave this season.
Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has issued heat wave warning for Sunday. “Heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak and Khammam of Telangana state during next 48 hours (May 14 and 15),” it said in a bulletin.
The met office has also forecast light to moderate rains or thundershowers at isolated places over next four days (till May 18). It also issued a warning of thunderstorm accompanied with squalls.
It made a similar forecast for coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh.
According to the weather bulletin, the trough of low pressure at mean sea level over south west Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast with an upper air cyclonic circulation persists.
“Under its influence, a low pressure area very likely to form over the same region during next 24 hours. It is likely to become well marked and further concentrate into a depression during subsequent next 48 hours,a said the bulletin issued at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday.
It said the upper air trough from Vidarbha to South TamilA Nadu across Telangana and Rayalseema also persists. (IANS)