Telangana reels under high temperature

A marked increase in maximum temperature across the State last week has prompted weatherman to sound heat wave alarm for the next two days. Relief is unlikely during the next five days, they say.National weather forecaster India Meteorological Department has warned of heat wave conditions in northern Telangana, including the districts of Warangal and Karimnagar. North-westerly winds devoid of moisture have been blowing over central India and the State, helping dry and hot weather to prevail.

Data from both the IMD and the State government suggests temperature in places remained well above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday. State government’s data showed Kondapur in Mancherial district recorded 43.6 degree Celsius, the highest any location recorded on Saturday. IMD recorded maximum temperature of 40.4 degree Celsius in Hyderabad.

IMD representative Naga Ratna said hot weather is likely to prevail for five days in Telangana. It could get worse, she added, if some moisture-laden winds blow from the Bay of Bengal.

“An upper-air circulation is expected to affect South Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema after three days. This system could bring in moisture-laden air to Telangana. With humidity, discomfort being experienced becomes worse,” she said, adding that a temperature drop could occur after five days. Then too, relief would be short-lived, before temperature continues its climbs as the month of May nears.

Intense heat notwithstanding, residents of Khammam and surrounding districts in the south-western parts of the State may be in store of temporary relief on Sunday. IMD has said the region could witness thundershower activity due to moisture influx.

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