Hyderabad: Hyderabad sizzled at 43ºC on Wednesday, the highest temperature recorded in April in 43 years. The highest maximum temperature recorded in Telangana state on Wednesday was 44ºC at Ramagundam. The Met department has warned that heat wave conditions will continue in TS till April 16, including dry weather conditions.
On April 16, 2010, Hyderabad had recorded 42.7ºC, while the all-time record for April was 43.3ºC on April 30, 1973. Wednesday was thus the hottest day in April in 43 years . In fact, since 2010, the mercury had not crossed the 40ºC mark till this month. Wednesday’s temperature was 5ºC above normal.
The maximum temperature at Kothagudem was 44ºC and Sattupalli was at 43ºC. Bhadrachalam recorded 43ºC and Khammam was at 42ºC. Mr M. Laxminarayana, working in the film industry in Hyderabad and a native of Manuguru, said that the temperature at Manuguru, on his digital device, showed 50ºC on Wednesday. This, however, is not an official figure.
The maximum temperatures will remain around the 43ºC mark till April 17. After that the forecast is for partly cloudy skies with thunderstorms. However, there will be no major dip in the day temperatures, said city Met department officials. Sale of coconuts and juices rose and many people postponed their journeys due to the heat....