The peak summer month is here. Met Department's predictions are not so heartening
HYDERABAD: The mercury, which crossed the 40 degree Celsius mark, keeping denizens away from the streets, is likely to stay put for another few days.
For the last few days the day temperature in the city has hovered around 40 degree Celsius. The Met Department says it will stay the same way for some more time in May too. "A degree this way or that way, but the day temperature in the city will be above 40 degree Celsius at least for the next 48 hours," the officials say.
May is the peak summer month and it is normal to have these kind of temperatures during the period. There is nothing unusual for the current mercury levels, though many might feel that the summer is hotter than earlier ones.
"The usual temperature for this period is 39 degree Celsius and a variation of a degree or two is normal," points out Hyderabad MET Director M. Satya Kumar.
Even the measure of relative humidity has been described as being nothing unusual.
It has been around 40 per cent and as the officials explain, varies from morning to night and with the wind.
As Hyderabadis brace for sweltering May, there has been a lull in the activity at most of the otherwise bustling offices, shopping streets and popular hangouts. The noon hours in particularly has even the city's main thoroughfares wearing a desolate look with people preferring to stay indoors.