Mercury in the city shot up by a notch or two in the last few days, with rain gods choosing to stay away. The city is expected to be hotter for the next few days as well.
Day temperatures have gone up by almost two degrees Celsius as against the normal temperature of 30 degree Celsius. Throughout August, daytime temperatures were less than 30 degree Celsius in twin cities. In the past one week, maximum temperatures have gone up and are hovering between 31 and 32 degrees Celsius.
Met officials, however, maintained that despite the brief dry spell, monsoon is expected to remain active till the end of this month.
“The dry spell is because of no monsoon clouds. This has led to an increase in temperatures by a degree or two, which is quite natural during this part of the year.
However, every year, rainy season remains active till the end of September in Hyderabad, and we are expecting the low pressure area, which has formed over the coastal districts, to strengthen and cause rains in the days to come,” said M. Narasimha Rao, Assistant Meteorologist, IMD, Hyderabad.
Met officials also pointed out that there were chances of thundershowers in some parts of the capital, while in other regions, the maximum temperatures are expected to be between 32 and 33 degree Celsius.
“The humidity levels of 70 to 80 per cent are due to the dry spell. We are expecting the rains be active again,” he said.
Weather officials pointed out that the onset of winter in Hyderabad would be from December, which could continue till March next year. The capital and other areas in the State will continue to receive rains in the coming months, MET officials said.
On Friday, the maximum temperature was 32.5 degrees, and the outlook for maximum temperatures in the next few days in Hyderabad is 33 degree Celsius.