Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department, Hyderabad has on Friday issued a five-day heat wave condition warning for all districts of Telangana.
The IMD, which has been issuing heat wave condition warning for the last three days, had done it for a period of 24 and 48 hours. However, on Friday, the warning came for the next five days, with officials saying that chances were of the maximum temperature, recorded at 42.4 degree Celsius in the city, rising further up. Though a partly cloudy sky with a possibility of thunder was predicted for Saturday, chances of rain were minimal with the weekend to be very hot, they said.
The maximum temperature for Hyderabad on Friday was nearly three degrees above the normal temperature for this time of the year, while across the State, all of the IMD’s 11 stations recorded maximum temperatures above 40 for the third consecutive day. Nalgonda continued to top the list for the third day with 46 degree Celsius, a departure of 4.8 degree from normal.
Ramagundam, Khammam and Bhadrachalam too recorded temperatures above 45 degrees.
The minimum temperature in Hyderabad was 29.5 degree Celsius, which itself was two degrees more than the normal minimum temperature for the month.
Meanwhile, private weather forecast agency Skymet said in its Friday report that hot weather conditions were gripping the State capital. No pre-monsoon activity was likely for the next two to three days in the city, with heatwave conditions to continue to hassle residents of both Telangana and its capital, it said.
“High humidity levels along with above normal maximums will continue for now. This will add to discomfort and uneasiness for the locals. No respite is in sight for at least three to four days,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist, Skymet Weather.