The Indian Meteorological Department has warned the people of Andhra Pradesh of an impending heat wave by the end of March.

The IMD has stated in their release that the temperature will be above 40-degree Celsius in most places across the state.

The mercury levels have started soaring as Nandigama, Kurnool, Jangamaheswarapuram, Anantapur, Kadapa, Tuni, Nandyal, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Vijayawada have been recording the maximum day temperatures between 37 and 39 degree Celsius since the past few days, reported the New Indian Express.

The IMD has said that this year the sizzling summer appears to have arrived early.

IMD director YK Reddy said that the climate change from winter to summer and global warming are the reasons for an early summer. Usually, the heat waves begin in April and continue till the mid-May. But, the scientists say it is likely to start from March-end this year.