Brace for a really scorching summer

Published: 05th March 2013 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2013 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

It’s hot and cold by turns in the city. If the day temperatures are hovering around 35 degree celsius, the night temperatures are dipping to as low as 16. Such fluctuation, though welcome to some, isn’t going to be good and is in fact, not going to last either. On Sunday, the maximum temperature recorded was 35 degree celsius while the minimum was 16.

The weatherman predicts that this drastic fluctuations will last for at most a couple of days more. From then on, it will be one long summer. If Hyderabad recorded a maximum of 43 degree celsius last summer, it might increase by a degree or two this time.

“Everyone knows that Earth receives more energy from the Sun in summer. But it is the lack of cloud formation that is causing us all the trouble,” explained Narasimha Rao, assistant meteorologist, Hyderabad Meteorology Centre. “It is summer now and gradually, the temperatures will go up. Apparently, the night temperatures are falling due to the North Easterly cold dry winds over North Telangana and the trend will continue for a few more days,” he said.

It is the same North Easterly cold dry wind that is preventing cloud formation and causing low humidity. “If the same trend continues, the city will witness 40 degree celsius plus by the end of March itself and temperatures in many parts of the state will go up to 48 by May end,” he predicted. However, there is some good news too. According to him, there are chances of some rain in mid-May. “There is a pre-monsoon period where the temperatures would fall, usually in April-May on formation of any depression and cyclones over the Bay of Bengal,” he added. The highest recorded temperature in Hyderabad was 45.5 degree celsius and chances are that this time around, we may experience it ourselves.

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