A faint drizzle greets the city for a brief while. The weathermen predicted that sky would be cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be 39 degrees Celsius and 28 degree Celsius respectively on Tuesday.

After a sizzling and sultry fortnight, denizens on Monday woke up to a pleasant cloudy weather. The chill weather, which set in right from the break of dawn, continued till evening much to the delight of the locals. A faint drizzle also greeted the city in the noon for a very brief period, bringing the much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.

The temperature dipped to 34.6 degrees Celsius (maximum) on Monday as against the 43 degrees Celsius recorded on Sunday. The minimum temperature stood at 30.2 degrees Celsius, while relative humidity was 74 per cent. Weathermen predicted that it would touch 100 per cent by night, and rains were likely to lash the city.

The weathermen predicted that sky would be cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be 39 degrees Celsius and 28 degree Celsius respectively on Tuesday.

“After many weeks, I took a long drive though the thoroughfares of the city. The weather was so nice I roamed around and completed all my pending works,” says Vishnuvardhan, a businessman.

The maximum temperature is expected to be around 42 degrees Celsius till June 15 and the minimum temperature would not go below 28 degrees Celsius. Partly cloudy sky is also predicted till June15. “I thought sky would open up. But that did not happen. Now that the monsoon has set in Kerala, it is just matter of time and it will hit the city,” says Vinayak Prasad, a sports administrator.

Meanwhile, some Telugu Desam leaders expressed their distress at the ‘Weather God’ for they went through a torrid time on Sunday at the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, with the temperature touching 44 degrees Celsius.

“Had it been a pleasant weather like today, the mood and response would have been different. But, the hot weather did play spoilsport,” said a senior leader.

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