Chennai: Meterological officials have said heat wave is expected to sweep many parts of northern Tamilnadu in the next couple of days. They have also asked fishermen not to venture into sea near Lakshadweep, Gulf of Mannar and Maldives.
Chennai city and its suburbs have been sizzling under intense heat wave conditions for the past some days as the mercury level crossed the 100 deg F mark for the first time this season, recording the highest for this month this year.
Met office sources attributed the spike in temperature to Super Cyclonic Storm ‘Amphan’, which had taken away the moisture content from the air.
Though the peak summer season (Kathiri) started on 4 May, during which the temperature would go up by a few degress, this was for the first time the city experienced scorching heat wave conditions.