Hyderabad to be hot, hotter...

Hyderabad to be hot, hotter...
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If the weatherman\'s predictions are to be believed, Hyderabadis are in for a sweltering summer with temperatures likely to cross 45.5 degree Celsius over the next two months. The trends observed by Met officials hint at a repeat of the temperatures that prevailed in the city during 1966 where the mercury levels were really worrisome. 

Khammam, Karimnagar, Kothagudem, Ramagundam, Warangal and Nizamabad may touch 50 deg C

Hyderabad: If the weatherman's predictions are to be believed, Hyderabadis are in for a sweltering summer with temperatures likely to cross 45.5 degree Celsius over the next two months. The trends observed by Met officials hint at a repeat of the temperatures that prevailed in the city during 1966 where the mercury levels were really worrisome.

The Meteorological Department had recorded 44.5 degree Celsius, the highest ever in Hyderabad during April-May 1966. Experts observe that the climatic conditions witnessed now are similar to the recordings in 1966 and if the trend continues, we may even witness an all-time record of 46 degree Celsius in the coming months.

Assistant Meteorologist M Narsimha Rao told The Hans India that in 2015, the maximum temperature was 44 degree Celsius. "We must not be surprised if the temperature rises by 2 more degrees this summer. The number of hot days will surely increase,” Rao said.

However, the forecast says that the temperature in the city till the March will remain up to 42 degree Celsius. The temperature recorded on Thursday was 38 degree Celsius, which is two degrees more during the same period in the previous year.

The temperature in the city will be bearable, but the heat wave sweeping in other regions of the Telangana would be severe as the mercury is likely to touch 50 degree in areas like Khammam, Karimnagar, Kothagudem, Ramagundam, Warangal and Nizamabad, which was six to eight degree more than normal last year. “Last year, the temperature in three places of Telangana recorded 49 degrees, which claimed more than 200 lives,” he said.

Met officials said that the cloud formation in the skies which reduces the temperature has been found to be less, which is considered a reason for the increase of temperature. “This month the cloud formation is slow compared to last year. In 2015, there were thunderstorms and squall during the same time, which contains the rising maximum temperature,” the official said.

The city on Wednesday witnessed some thunderstorms and cloud formations in areas around Ramoji Film City areas, which resulted in the temperature to come down by two degree Celsius. “We are expecting this to happen in other regions which can reduce the heat wave. If there is less fog formation, the temperature in the morning hours rises fast,” official said. In Andhra Pradesh, Met officials have forecast that temperature in Rentachintala of Guntur district and Gannavaram of Krishna district could reach 49 degree Celsius.

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