Hyderabad: The first day of the new year could see a slight dip in the mercury level as well as isolated spells of rain, according to a forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD has also issued a thunderstorm warning for January 2 and rain in isolated areas statewide.
“There is a trough and a cyclonic circulation over northern Telangana state, which is bringing showers,” said Dr K. Nagaratna, director, IMD-H.
Meteorologists from Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said the showers can be attributed to a confluence zone, which is basically merging of winds from the Arabian Sea with the Bay of Bengal.
“The merging of winds is instrumental for cloud formation and subsequent rainfall. By January 1, rains will increase and a couple of intense spells may also be seen,” said Mr Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet.
Skymet said many parts of the state would see unseasonal rain till January 3, by when the confluence will ebb.
The minimum temperature is expected to ruse by 2º to 3º C while the maximum will subside due to the rain and cloud cover. From January 4, the sky will clear up and the minimum temperature would fall again....