Hyderabad: Wondering where the monsoon has vanished in the city? With no rains for almost a week now, the weather has turned sultry, with the high humidity and hot sun bearing down on people. The situation is likely to remain the same for another week, according Indian Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, officials.
“We are not expecting any significant rainfall for a few more days, though there could be light rainfall in isolated places,” said Y K Reddy, in-charge director, IMD, Hyderabad.
“This happens in every monsoon. Sometimes there can be a totally dry break, though this time, it has not been completely dry, with rainfall being reported from isolated places across the State,” he said, adding that the current rainfall reported, however, was not sufficient for agriculture.
Regardless of the break, the rainfall this monsoon in Telangana was close to normal, Reddy pointed out, adding that it could turn surplus the coming week. In the city, it was surplus, recording 298 mm for the cumulative period starting from June 1 to July 27, against the normal rainfall of 262.6mm.
Meanwhile, temperatures in the city have slowly increased, with the maximum temperature settling around 32-34 degree Celsius. This would be the same for the next four to five days, according to the IMD.