Soaring temperatures have city on a boil

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TOUGH DAYS AHEAD: A leopard quenches its thirst at the Nehru Zoological Park on a hot Monday afternoon.
TOUGH DAYS AHEAD: A leopard quenches its thirst at the Nehru Zoological Park on a hot Monday afternoon.

After a brief hiatus, with untimely rain cooling the place, the mercury is rising

HYDERABAD: The mercury is rising to alarming levels in the twin cities.

After a brief hiatus, with untimely rain for a week cooling the place, the temperatures have again started to soar and are consistently touching 38 degrees in Hyderabad.

On Monday, the maximum temperature recorded by Hyderabad MET Department was 38.5 degrees while on Sunday it was 38.2 degrees.

The outlook for the next few days is not all that rosy either.

Dry weather

The Hyderabad MET Department has forecasted that till April 16, the weather would remain dry and temperatures would touch 39 degrees or even higher in Hyderabad and its neighbouring areas.

Till April 10, the maximum temperature recorded in Hyderabad was less than 35 degrees, thanks to the effect of cloudy conditions.

However, since April 10, the temperatures have gradually scaled from 35 degrees and have crossed 38 degrees.

Touching 40 degrees

MET officials pointed out to the possibility of maximum temperature touching 40 degrees and even more in the twin cities and its surrounding areas.

During the summer season, there is also a possibility of significant influence of westerly and northerly winds, leading to dry windy afternoons. If the temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, then Hyderabad MET officials informed that there is a chance of issuing heat wave alerts in twin cities and other parts of Telangana. Normally, the heat wave alerts are issued by the MET Department by the end of April and in May.



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