Temperatures on the rise in Telangana

The summer is peaking in Hyderabad, with Thursday's maximum temperature of 42 degree Celsius, which was the highest of the year so far, being bested on Friday with 42.7 degrees

By Author  |  Published: 23rd May 2020  12:17 amUpdated: 22nd May 2020  10:16 pm
People move around wearing masks even as the summer peaks in Hyderabad. Photo: Anand Dharmana

Hyderabad: Thursday was the trailer. The full movie is now on.

The summer is peaking in Hyderabad, with Thursday’s maximum temperature of 42 degree Celsius, which was the highest of the year so far, being bested on Friday with 42.7 degrees.

Officials say the day temperature could rise even further. On the other hand, the night was slightly better, with the minimum temperature dipping three degrees below normal to go to 23.3 degree Celsius.

The ascent has been gradual, and steady in the city. It is from a bearable 37.2 degree Celsius that the temperature has soared to 42.7 degree Celsius by Friday.

The area-wise temperature as per Telangana State Development Planning Society shows that several parts of the city recorded 43 degree Celsius. While Bandlaguda recorded 43.9 degree Celsius, followed by Musheerabad (43.7 degree Celsius), Charminar (43.6 degree Celsius) and Qutbullapur (43.5 degree Celsius). Hyderabad’s record maximum temperature in the month of May was in 2010, when the city saw the meter touching 44.5 degrees Celsius.

The saplings planted as part of the Telangana Haritha Haram campaign are proving to be crucial in these hot times with many choosing the shade and greenery from these plants to escape from the summer heat. A scene from near the Hyderabad Public School. Photo:Anand Dharmana

Across the State too, temperatures in districts such as Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Nalgonda, Peddapalli, Jagtial, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Nirmal and Khammam are rising and have touched 46 degree Celsius.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad, the temperatures are likely to hover in the range of 43 degree Celsius in the next two days while the minimum temperatures could be around 27 degree Celsius. The heat wave condition warning of the Met centre is still in vogue, with the warning being that Friday could witness heat wave conditions, which are likely to prevail over isolated pockets in districts including Adilabad, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Mancherial, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Khammam and Nalgonda.


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