People in Tamil Nadu are in for a tough few days ahead as temperatures are only going to increase.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning to Chennai and 19 other districts of North Tamil Nadu as well as Puducherry, as temperatures will rise above normal, reported The New Indian Express.
The heat wave warning has been given to Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Karur and other North Tamil Nadu districts.
On Monday, Meenambakkam recorded a temperature of 42.2 degree Celsius and Nungambakkam recorded 38.9 degree Celsius, which is 4.4 degrees above normal.
The IMD has stated that this heat condition will continue for a few days.
The collectors of many districts have asked people to protect themselves from the heat wave.
The weathermen predicted that there might be some relief from the heat at the end of the week as cyclonic storm (Maarutha) over East central Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards and crossed the Myanmar coast and weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over central Myanmar and the neighbourhood on Monday, which would normalise the situation.
The highest temperature was recorded in Vellore at 43.5 degree Celsius. According to the MeT department, only once in the last 10 years, the temperature has crossed over 40 degree Celsius during April.
However, despite the warning, the state education department has not announced any holidays for the schools yet.