Is winter already in? Going by the night temperatures in the last few days, it seems so. In the last one week, the minimum temperature has been coming down steadily in the twin cities, hovering around 17 degree celsius. Usually, winter sets in at the end of this month or in November.
However, weather experts say that it is not yet time to buy a sweater. According to Assistant Meteorologist (Retd) RV Subba Rao, there is one more week for winter to set in. “The dip in night temperatures in the past few days is due to the north-east winds blowing over Telangana region. As the south-west monsoon still prevails over Telangana region, there is no possibility of an early winter,” opined Rao. Further he said, “south-west monsoon may withdraw by 21st of this month and that may be the beginning of winter.”
The maximum temperatures have been hovering around 32 degree celsius whereas the minimum has been around 17. The forecast for the next two days also suggests the same pattern. However, there have been times in the last 10 years when winter arrived early in Hyderabad. The highest maximum temperature recorded for the month of October in the last 10 years was 35.9 in 2002 whereas the minimum in the last 10 years was recorded on October 25, 2009 at 13.6.