Vizagites will have to bear hot and dry weather for the next one week as the southwest monsoon, which hit the state a week ago, takes a break. Temperature are expected to soar beyond the normal levels.
According to officials from the Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society (APSDPS), the official weather wing of the state government, many areas registered maximum temperatures higher than 40 degree Celsius in the last two days owing to the weaking of monsoon currents.
With 41.57 degrees Celsius Nelivada village of Bondapalli mandal of Vizianagaram district registered the state’s highest maximum temperature, followed by Narsaraopeta in Guntur district with 41.4 degree Celsius on Friday.
While 435 areas across the state registered temperatures higher than 35 degree Celsius, two areas experienced temperatures highers than 40 degree Celsius on Friday.