HYDERABAD : Raincoats, winter clothing, mufflers were dusted out of the wardrobes as people braced themselves to shield from the continuous drizzling and cold winds in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The atmosphere in the city was enveloped with mist as drizzling continued till early evening of Sunday. Because of the mist, a few flights were also delayed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. A flight from Hyderabad to Pune and another from Delhi to Hyderabad were delayed for a short while.
According to Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, temperatures dropped markedly in Telangana on Sunday. In Hyderabad, a maximum of 25 degrees was recorded, which is 6 degrees lees than the normal temperature, and minimum of 19 degrees was recorded.
Humidity was recorded to be 93 per cent, which is 21 percent departure from the normal. Rainfall varied from 12 to 14 millimetres in different parts of the city.
The situation could be no different on Monday as the MET department predicted intermittent rains or thunderstorms in the next 24 hours and at times heavy rainfalls in some areas. And the weather is predicted to vary between minimum of 18 degree to maximum of 24 degrees.
While rain and drizzle receded gradually, the evening turned dark before 6 pm. Though density of traffic was low and roads were not inundated with water, vehicles still moved at a slow pace to keep their balance on roads.
For some, being a misty Sunday meant a perfect day to snuggle into warm blankets, whiling away time by watching movies or TV shows. And for others, it was meant to be a day spent driving around.
“The situation is so good that I put on my raincoat and went for a ride with my friends. Usually, rains in the city last for some hours and then the skies would clear. But today, it is a refreshing atmosphere,” said Sukumar, an employee who was with his friends at Tank Bund.
“I want to make most of the day. After spending time by the side of Tank Bund, I will head home and switch on my favourite movie. If it were like this on working days, I would not have got time spend time. But today, I could not ask for more,” said Rajesh, an employee.