Hyderabad: Hill station Hyderabad. That's how Hyderabad looked with fog and drizzles on Friday, giving citizens their first experience of cold this winter. The sun struggled to shine through for most part of the day and the mercury stayed at about 27ºC.
Areas such as Tellapur, Banjara Hills, portions of Hitech City, Tarnaka, Mehdipatnam, Shaikpet, parts of the Old City, Jubilee Hills, Jeedimetla, Secunderabad Cantonment, Rajendranagar, Quthbullapur, and Nampally all received light rain showers. Netizens took to Twitter to post about the weather with pictures and videos of the fog and rains. “Hyderabad has become a hill station today at 22 degrees (sic),” tweeted Mohd. Sohail Khan. Chandrashekhar Bhalki posted a video of dense fog captioned, ‘A foggy morning in Hyderabad.’
K. Rajkumar, a resident of Jubilee Hills, characterised the foggy weather as lovely, reminding him of his hill station. “I woke up to pleasant weather this morning and saw a scenic view from my balcony, which felt like a hill station and not Hyderabad (sic),” he tweeted.
Indian Meteorological Department director K. Nagaratna explained that it was due to a “rear phenomenon”, which meant that there was cooling in the atmosphere, resulting in rain and fog. She predicted that the maximum and lowest temperatures would fall in the next two to three days.
Dry weather along with fog is forecast to prevail throughout the state for the next three days, although temperatures are expected to decrease with orange and yellow alerts. The city will continue to be cloudy and foggy, with misty or hazy mornings and afternoons. The city's temperature will drop due to easterly surface winds.
> Coldest in state: 14.1ºC in Sirpur, Kumaram Bheem district
> Coldest in city: Patancheru at 18.9ºC.
> 5 ºC deviation from normal at Bhadrachalam, min temp at 22ºC.
> Min temp of 10-13ºC in northern districts, 13-16ºC over south and central districts predicted
> Orange alert (7-10ºC) for Kumaram Bheem, Adilabad, Sangareddy, Nirmal, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Bhadadri Kothagudem, Mulugu, Peddapalli
> Orange alert (9-10º) in city in LB Nagar, Karwan, Rajendranagar, Falaknuma, Hayathnagar, Chandrayangutta, Santoshnagar, Charminar....