Hyderabad: The brief and intermittent rainfall that lashed the city on Saturday and Sunday morning is recorded as the third highest rainfall the city has received in February in the last decade.Overall the city received 4.1 mm of rainfall. The highest rainfall recorded in the past one decade in this month was 20.2 mm on February 21, 2011. This was followed by heavy rain in the city on February 17, 2013.
The rains also brought down the maximum temperature by 9º Celsius – to 23.4ºC. The minimum temperature continued at 19ºC.
Officials of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), told Deccan Chronicle, that they predict more such showers in the city in the next 24 hours. “There is an upper air trough passing over the state, so under its influence we might see some more showers. But, since this system is weakening, the effects will reduce,” an official said.
As the system weakens, there will be scattered rains in isolated spells.
“Courtesy of the rains, the maximum temperature in the state is likely to drop by 3-4 degrees Celsius due to increased cloud cover and subsequent rainfall. On the other hand, the night temperatures are expected to settle above normal for the next few days. By February 13, rains are likely to vacate the region completely. Post this episode, we do not expect any major rainfall activity to take place, said a report by Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.
While the rains have had a cooling effect, the moisture laden air will increase the relative humidity in the city and temperatures will rise once the rains cease, causing some discomfort....