From Saturday onwards, mercury is expected to rise again in the city after days of mild temperatures. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature is likely to reach 40 degrees Celsius, and on Sunday it might even reach 41 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius.
In addition, IMD also predicts light to moderate rain in some parts of the city until May 19.
The cyclonic circulation over Andhra Pradesh and its neighbourhood now lies over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring areas, extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level, the IMD said in a statement.
According to experts, Asani will draw a lot of moisture into the cyclone, leaving many districts dry and causing temperatures to rise by 2-5 degrees.
A maximum temperature of 33.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city until 8:30 am on Friday. Its minimum temperature was 25.5 degrees Celsius.
“The temperature over Telangana is expected to rise further over the next two to three days as moisture over the state is drawn into the cyclone. We have seen a 1 to 2 degrees Celsius increase in many districts as compared to the last few days. Districts that lose moisture will become dry and experience a rise in mercury levels,” said K Nagaratna, head of IMD, Telangana.
Additionally, hotter-than-usual weather is also forecast for Adilabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Mancherial, Nirmal, and Rajanna Sircilla districts as the IMD predicted temperatures to reach 45 degrees Celsius. The weather department has also declared an orange alert for these districts.
Although a brief downpour on May 4 brought a respite from the heatwave as the temperature dropped to 34 degrees Celsius, it took less than 48 hours for the humidity to return. An increase in normal maximum temperatures from 4.5 to 6.4 degrees is considered a heatwave when it occurs.
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