HYDERABAD: The havoc caused by sudden downpour, coupled with heavy winds, on Monday night might be repeated in the city and parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states, Hyderabad Met Centre has said. Meanwhile, rain occurred at some places in Andhra and Rayalaseema and dry weather prevailed over Telangana. Several trees were uprooted and roads damaged.
Met officials have predicted further gales and thunderstorms, similar to what has occurred in Delhi a few days ago.
“Wind speeds could be over 100 kmph at one or two places,” said M Narasimha Rao, assistant meteorologist, Hyderabad Met Centre, adding that a maximum wind speed of 114.5 kmph was recorded near Visakhapatnam about two weeks ago.
According to him, these thunderstorms could result in not only heavy rain and dusty wind but also lightening, thunderbolts and hail.
“The average maximum temperatures have already dropped by up to six degrees. However, since there is no cloud cover, the temperatures will rise. With enough moisture in the atmosphere and heating up of the land, it might lead to formation of cumulonimbus clouds. This will further precipitate as clouds move upwards, and temperature falls. The trend will continue till the onset of monsoon,” said Rao. Forecasts suggest partly cloudy sky, with rain or thundershowers in parts of the city.