ADILABAD/HYDERABAD : Adilabad sizzled on Saturday as the maximum temperature recorded soared to 45.6 degree Celsius. In most parts of the state, the maximum temperature was recorded was anywhere between 41 and 44 degree Celsius.
Usually, busy areas in Adilabad like Ambedkar Chowk, Gandhi Chowk, Netaji Chowk and Vinayak Chowk wore a deserted look till 5pm with many people preferring to stay indoors. Apart from Adilabad, much the same was noted across the State.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 43.8 degree Celsius in Ramagundam, 43.7 degree Celsius in Nizamabad, 41.6 degree Celsius in Nalgonda, 41.5 degree Celsius in Medak and 41.4 degree Celsius in Mahbubnagar. In Hyderabad, it was recorded at 40.2 degree Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said maximum temperatures are likely to be above normal.
At some places, it will be above 40 degree Celsius, till Monday. IMD officials said that the difference between the maximum temperature of Adilabad and other areas was due to a trough that exists from Madhya Pradesh above north interior Karnataka.
As the trough feeds moisture into the southern part of Telangana, the temperatures are lower in the region compared to northern parts of the state like Adilabad where dry winds along with shortage of moisture would affect an increase in the maximum temperature.