Hyderabad: Though the city witnessed rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday, it was due to rising temperatures and humidity, not the Southwest monsoons, it has emerged.
Surprisingly, the IMD in Hyderabad city has said that the state has not received heavy rainfall as the low pressure that had built up has moved towards Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
But on Tuesday districts such as Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Medak received plenty of rainfall. Hyderabad in fact registered 5.6mm of rain. That reading is from the IMB’s Begumpet station.Officials however had an explanation for Tuesday’s surprise rains.
“Due to the rise in day temperatures, which has been happening over the last couple of days and the presence of moisture in the atmosphere, there were thunderstorms on Tuesday. Till 2. 30 pm the maximum temperature recorded was 32ºC. However due to the formation of cumulonimbus clouds over Hyderabad, many areas received rainfall towards early evening,” said officials from the city’s weather bureau.
As of now, there are no heavy rainfall warnings for Telangana, with the Met department still predicting only light to moderate rain at a few districts.
According to weather data and readings, seven cm of rain received in 24 hours can be termed as heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in the city has been an extremely normal reading of 23 ºC for the last three-four days.
On July 1, when the city received plenty of rainfall, the temperature had dropped to 21ºC, which is two degrees below the normal. The IMD’s forecast for the city on Wednesday is of generally cloudy skies with rain or thundershowers in parts of the city. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 32ºC and 24ºC.