Light rains may continue, but mercury to soar in Telangana
Deccan Chronicle.| Aarti Kashyap
Dry weather will prevail in the week ahead and most of the districts have been issued orange alerts. (File Photo/DC)
Hyderabad: Mercury levels across the state started to soar after an intermittent rain-propelled relief over the past week, with many districts recording a temperature of above 45 degrees Celsius (°C) on Wednesday.
Officials said that although light rains are likely in the city over the next two days, they will be of little help in providing respite from the heat.
After a break of two days, the maximum temperatures in the state went back to the red category, with Nalgonda clocking the highest maximum temperature, at 45.2°C, followed by 45.1°C in Peddapalli and Jayashankar Bhupalpally, and 45°C in Khammam, according to the TS Development & Planning Society report.
In the city limits, the highest maximum temperature was recorded at Serilingampally, at 40.9°C, followed by Shaikpet, at 40.7°C and Khairatabad, at 40.6°C.
The India Meteorological Department said that the north-south trough from southeast Madhya Pradesh to south-interior Karnataka, cutting across Vidarbha and north-interior Karnataka, will bring more rain to the state.
However, they added that the low-level westerlies and south-westerlies prevailing over the state will cause the temperature to soar and keep the weather dry.
Over the next two days, light to moderate rains with thundershowers accompanied by lightning and gusty winds are very likely at isolated places of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Medak, Yadadri Bhuavangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet and Jogulamba Gadwal districts.
Dry weather will prevail in the week ahead and most of the districts have been issued orange alerts as maximum temperatures will remain in the 40-44°C range. A yellow alert has been issued for Mulugu, Vikarabad, Suryapet, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Sangareddy and Medak, where the maximum temperature is expected to be in the 36-40°C range.
The city, over the next 48 hours, will have a partly cloudy sky, with thunderclouds likely to develop in the evening and night.
The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 40°C and 26°C, with a relative humidity of 75 per cent.