HYDERABAD: With mercury touching 35 degrees Celsius on Tueday, citizens’ worst fear of an early summer looms large.
While officials of the Hyderabad Meteorological Department express that the change in weather is nothing more than one would normally expect, they assert that temperatures will increase in the twin cities from now on.
“There has been a two to three degree increase in temperature deviation at all our stations, and a five degree increase at one particular station. While we cannot call it an early summer, from now onwards temperatures will start rising,” said YK Reddy, director-in-charge, Hyderabad Meteorological Department.
With several posts circulating on social media that the city would witness the hottest weather in 70 years in the upcoming days, Met officials allayed fears and asserted that there was no need to press the panic button.
“We are not expecting any unusual high temperatures or extreme summer here. It will be a normal summer with normal temperatures,” Reddy assured.
Telangana has started warming up with many areas recording high temperatures indicating that the summer will be pretty severe. With summer normally beginning in the first week of March, high temperatures have ushered denizens into a panic mode. Met officials, however, observe that the change in weather is in sync with the meteorological cycle. “Meteorologically speaking, March is considered to be the beginning of summer season, whereas January and February come under winter months. There is no change in the seasons this year, but temperatures will rise from now onwards,” Reddy added.