It's chill out time in city

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Cool mornings and pleasant evenings sum up the situation

Nip in air: Youngsters enjoying cloudy and cool weather at Tank Bund on Wednesday. — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL
Nip in air: Youngsters enjoying cloudy and cool weather at Tank Bund on Wednesday. — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

Seems the good old days are back. Cool mornings, balmy afternoons and pleasant evenings. Hyderabadis never had it so good, not in the recent past. The climatic change is as amusing as it is surprising.

When was it last that you felt a nip in the air? Or donned the woollen jersey during October? Not in the recent years at least. Hotter days and sweltering nights have been the bane of city folks with the mercury rising even during the winter. But in a welcome change, Hyderabad weather has now turned lovely like that of the garden city, Bangalore.

City folks are waking up to misty mornings with light showers thrown in as the day progresses. The best thing is not having the nagging feeling of being hot under the collar. Appears the monsoon has decided to extend its sojourn here.

The more-than-normal rainfall is the reason for the dramatic turnaround. Weathermen may attribute it to formation of low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, but for the Hyderabadis it is bonanza time. Come to think of the torrid times when the harried citizens had to offer special prayers to invoke rains.

Not anymore. The twin reservoirs – Osmansagar and Himayatsagar – have broken the jinx at last. Picnickers are heading there in droves. The brimming Hussainsagar is also a big draw for families. They can be spotted munching away the ‘makka bhutta' as they relish the lovely weather. The surprising thing is that a balmy breeze wafts around the city notwithstanding loss of tree cover. A large number of trees have been chopped off in the name of road widening and protection of power lines. Several areas which had ‘bagh' as prefix or suffix have now turned into concrete jungles. But all this has proved no deterrent to the monsoon which shows no sign of tapering off.

Sure, it never rains but pours in Hyderabad.

  • More-than-normal rainfall is the reason
  • Picnickers head in droves to lakes

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