At 42 degrees, city records hottest day of the season

Sunday’s temperature was 3 degrees above normal

April 30, 2018 12:27 am | Updated 12:27 am IST - HYDERABAD

Several parts of Telangana, including Hyderabad, recorded the highest maximum temperature for the year on Sunday.

In the city, weathermen recorded a maximum of 42 degrees Celsius.

Hyderabad’s recording on Sunday was three degrees above normal and a sharp climb from Saturday’s recording of 39 degree Celsius. Incidentally, the highest temperature of the year was recorded on a day when intense but brief rainfall was recorded just south of the city, less than 100 km away.

Northern parts of Telangana continued to record maximum temperature exceeding other regions.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Adilabad recorded 44.3 degrees C while Nizamabad recorded 44 degrees C.

Medak recorded 43.4 degrees C.

Rainfall in southern parts of the State was attributed to a weather system extending from Vidarbha over Telangana. In the evening on Sunday, some relief from intense heat came denizens’ way due to cloud cover.

The IMD has forecast thundershowers on Monday in Hyderabad, but temperatures are expected to remain high for rest of the week.

Past record

Sunday’s recording of maximum temperature in Hyderabad was lower than what the city recorded in April last two years. Maximum temperature had breached 43 degrees C in the second and third weeks of April in 2016 and 2017.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Hyderabad during April was 43.3 degree Celsius in 1973.

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