Mercury likely to inch past 40 degrees in Hyderabad

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), temperatures will gradually increase in the city.

By Author  |  Published: 25th Mar 2019  12:28 amUpdated: 25th Mar 2019  1:04 am
With rising temperatures, the people are looking out for cool repellent. In picture, a fruit vendor sells water melon cubes to the customers at Charminar. Photo:Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: The city, which is already reeling under humid conditions for the last several days, is poised to have the mercury inch past the 40 degree Celsius mark by the month-end.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), temperatures will gradually increase in the city. The next three days are expected to record temperatures at 39 degree Celsius and there is a possibility of clocking 40 degrees Celsius on March 28, IMD officials said.

On Sunday, city recorded a temperature of 37.6 degree Celsius. Day temperatures apart, nights are getting warmer in the city with the temperatures moving towards 25 degree Celsius. On Saturday night, city recorded a minimum of 24.5 degree Celsius, 2 degrees above normal.

As per the IMD, normal temperatures during days and nights in March are 35.9 degrees and 21.5 degrees respectively. However, since the beginning of this month, temperatures have been hovering above normal thus making weather warmer and humid.

On the other hand, Telangana State Development Planning Society saw several parts of the city recording 38 degree Celsius to 39 degree Celsius on Sunday with Maitrivanam settling at 39.2 degrees followed by Bahadurpura at 38.7 degrees.

According to Skymet Weather, a private weather forecast agency, most areas of Telangana would remain warm and humid while Hyderabad would witness dry and very warm weather conditions in the coming days.