The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that parts of Tamil Nadu will face conditions of a heat wave and temperatures ranging from 37 degrees Celsius to 41 degrees Celsius in the next 48 hours.
According to a 15-day weather forecast released by IMD, parts of Tamil Nadu experienced a warmer than usual day on Friday with city temperature in the afternoon touching 37.2 degrees.
The heat wave and high temperatures will affect areas like Chennai, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Kancheepuram, Vellore and Ramanad.
Heat wave condition and light rainfall over isolated places will persist till May 11, according to meteorologist, S Ramachandran. ‚ÄúThe heat wave and humidity will continue till May 11, with southern parts of Tamil Nadu receiving rainfall in isolated places,‚ÄĚ he added.
According to him, places in the state will see rainfall in isolated places until April 19. He added that till May 11, places, in south Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, which are by the coast that will have some respite during the late afternoons because of sea breeze.