New Delhi: Akola saw the hottest day in Maharashtra as its mercury crossed 46 degree Celsius on Thursday. (Also read: Country to Receive Well Distributed Rainfall During Monsoon)

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rain accompanied by strong winds warning in isolated places in  Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next 48 hours.

A low-pressure area is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm between April 27 and 29, leading to moderate to heavy rainfall across coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Coastal areas will witness heavy rainfall early next week, the IMD said in a statement.

“A well-marked low pressure area lies over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal and into a Cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours over southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean. It is very likely to move northwestwards along & off east coast of Sri Lanka near north Tamilnadu coast on April 30, 2019,” said the IMD statement.

“Squally wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph likely over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on 25th. It would gradually increase becoming squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal on 26th; gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over Southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean on 27th; 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph over Southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean and along & off Sri Lanka coast on 28th and 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph over Southwest Bay of Bengal, along & off Sri Lanka coast and off Tamilnadu & Puducherry coast on 29th,” it said.

The sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough in the coming days, so fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea areas of East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal for the next couple of days.