Day-time temperature in the capital is gradually on the rise. The maximum day-time temperature in Hyderabad, which hitherto hovered between 28 and 29 degree Celsius, is now ranging between 30 and 32 degree Celsius. The day-time temperature in other parts of Telangana districts too have increased a bit and are between 32 and 33 degrees.

In addition to a marked rise in temperature, the Hyderabad MET Department officials say that the city is also witnessing low moisture content. Relatively higher temperatures and low moisture have added to the discomfort of general public in Hyderabad.

Officials say that the hot weather condition is due to the transitional month of October. The climate is changing because of the gradual withdrawal of South East monsoons and strengthening of the North East monsoons, which are active between October and December, they said.

Such transitional climate, characterised by a marked increase in day-time temperatures, is also present in other districts of Telangana, IMD Hyderabad officials said. The average day-time temperature in the last five days at Mahabubnagar, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad and Nalgonda are between 32 and 33 degrees.

“South East monsoons are on the decline in the northern parts of India but they are not completely out of Andhra Pradesh. At the same time, the North East monsoons are getting strengthened. There is low moisture content in the atmosphere, which could be a matter of discomfort,” explains Assistant Meteorologist, IMD Hyderabad, R.V. Subba Rao.

The IMD authorities say that a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal is the reason for low moisture. “Most of the moisture from here is getting sucked because of the low pressure at Bay of Bengal. In a few days, North East monsoons will set in. Traditionally, North-East monsoons are active in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema,” Mr. Subba Rao added.