Mercury set to soar after rain-induced hiatus

HYDERABAD: Even as parts of the city continued to experience rains and thundershowers on Wednesday afternoon, the mercury levels started rising back, with Hyderabad recording a maximum temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius (°C) at Gachibowli.

Many parts of the city on the other extreme, namely Dilsukhnagar, Uppal, Vanasthalipuram, LB Nagar, Nagole, Dammaiguda, Kapra, Saroornagar, Osmania University, Ramanathpur, Amberpet, Koti, Old City, Malakpet, Madanapet, Chambapet, Santhosh Nagar, Chaitanyapuri, Charminar, Hayathnagar, Hastinapuram, Bandlaguda, Saket, Kushaiguda, Jawahar Nagar, ECIL, Moghalpura, and nearby areas experienced rains and thunderstorms for about an hour.

Rangareddy recorded 64.3 mm of rainfall, the highest in the state on the day, followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri, at 21.8 mm, as per the TS Development Planning Society report.

The India Meteorological Department predicted that rains would subside by Wednesday, owing to the trough discontinuity from Telangana to south Tamil Nadu becoming less marked. As a result, dry weather and higher temperatures are set to return due to southerlies prevailing over the state.

In the state, Jagtial recorded the highest temperatures, at 44.3°C on the day, with most districts clocking temperatures of at least 38°C.

Meanwhile, the IMD issued an orange alert for most of the state for the next five days, as temperatures are set to soar to between 40°C and 45°C.

In the city limits, the weather will remain partly cloudy with maximum and minimum temperatures of 38°C and 28°C, respectively, for the next 48 hours.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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