While many parts of the city experienced gusty winds with light rainfall on Thursday, it failed to bring down the temperature.

No respite for scorching Hyderabad at 43 degree Celsius IMD extends heat wave warningFile photo: PTI
news Weather Friday, May 26, 2017 - 07:49

Residents of Hyderabad may not get any respite from the scorching heat in the city, as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has extended its heat wave warning for two more days, until Saturday.

According to a report in the Times of India, day temperatures in the city hovered around 43 degree Celsius, compared to 39.5 degree Celsius during the same time last year. 

The TOI report added that an increase in cloud cover over the city, also saw a steep increase in humidity. 

While many parts of the city experienced gusty winds with light rainfall, it failed to bring down the temperature.

Meanwhile, the IMD said that heatwave conditions prevailed at places in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Karimnagar and Nalgonda on Thursday.

It also said that light to moderate rain and thundershowers were very likely to occur at isolated places over the state.

Skymet Weather reported that pre-Monsoon was likely to begin over Hyderabad by May 28 or 29, with some isolated thunderstorm activity.

However, the rain is expected to intensify during the first week of June, which will be a welcome change from the heat.

Last week, the highest temperature in the state was recorded in Ramagundam and Hanamakonda at 45 degree Celsius, while places like Nizamabad followed at 44 degrees and Hyderabad stood at 42 degrees.

Meanwhile, Telangana’s neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh saw some respite, with only 13 out of the 670 mandals in the state facing ‘heat wave’ conditions.

Last week, it was also reported that as many as 167 people reportedly died of sunstroke in Telangana since April 1.

However, the deaths were yet to be confirmed as ‘heat wave deaths’.


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