Rayalaseema, a sub division of Andhra Pradesh has become the hottest area of the country. Kurnool recorded the first 40degree of interior peninsular India yesterday. The neighbouring locations of the sub division missed the mark by a whisker. The other hot places include Nandyal (39.6deg), Anantapur (39.5deg), Cuddapah (39.4deg).
Earlier, Bhuj in Gujarat was the first station to clock 40.3degree of this pre monsoon season on 16Feb2023. Karwar, coastal town of Karnataka followed with another matching record of 40.2 degree on 04 March 2023. Conspicuously, interiors of Odisha, otherwise known for blaze of pre monsoon, have missed the mark so far.
Rayalaseema sub division is landlocked sharing borders with Telangana, North Interior Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. This complete region of interior peninsula figures amongst the hottest during pre monsoon season.
North-South oriented Peninsular India trough becomes a semi permanent feature during the pre monsoon. This feature does oscillate east and west, remaining over land within the bounds of coastline during March, April and May, till the monsoon sets in. Transition from 'Neutral' to 'El Nino' will find a harsher summer for most sub divisions of Peninsular India, with peak intensity in May.
Presence of north-south trough will trigger isolated thunderstorm and light rain over Rayalaseema in the next 3-4 days. However, the weather activity may not suffice to mitigate the heat significantly. Most of the activity will occur during evening and therefore allowing the mercury to rise up to high 30's at many places.