On Monday, winter returned to Hyderabad, as residents awoke to another chilly morning. Since the winter chill is expected to last for several days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad has issued a yellow alert.
The minimum temperature at Hyderabad Airport dropped to 6.5 degrees Celsius on Monday morning. It was the lowest temperature of the season in the city. Temperatures in other districts are also dropping.
The winter chill does not only affect Hyderabad. Today was also a chilly morning in other districts of Telangana state. The lowest temperature, 4.6 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Sangareddy District’s Kohir Mandal.
Sangareddy, Kumaran Bheem, Vikarabad, Rangareddy, and Adilabad districts had temperatures of less than six degrees Celsius.
IMD issues yellow alert
The IMD Hyderabad issued a yellow alert for Hyderabad until January 11, indicating that the winter chill is likely to persist in the city. The minimum temperature in the city is expected to be between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius.
During the morning hours, mist or haze may be seen in all seven zones of the city, including Charminar, Khairtabad, Kukatpally, LB Nagar, Secunderabad, and Serilingampally.
The weather department has issued an orange alert for the state’s other districts, including Adilabad, Nirmal, Komaram Bheem, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Mancherial, Kamareddy, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, and Medak.
The maximum temperature in the GHMC area, according to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), is likely to be in the range of 29-31 degrees Celsius whereas, in the entire Telangana, it will be in the range of 30-33 degrees Celsius.
Prior to this, doctors advised senior citizens to avoid morning walks to protect themselves during the season and to take adequate precautions.
Dr. Shankar, Superintendent of Fever Hospital, stated, “There is a lot of change in weather for the last two days as there are some rains. The temperature is also dropping. There might be an increase in the intensity of the virus in this season.
There is an increase in the number of asthma patients. Dust allergies and skin problems are also increasing. Children and pregnant women are falling sick. While going for morning walks, old people might get some problems. Some cases of malaria and typhoid are also being observed.”
He went on to say that people should take precautions such as wearing monkey caps to protect their ears and noses.
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