Given the city’s weather forecasts, it appears to be the worst of this summer over. According to the latest predictions from the India Meteorological Department-Hyderabad (IMD-H), the people of Hyderabad can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the hot weather conditions appear to have ended.
Maximum temperatures are expected to remain below 40 degrees Celsius for the next six days, providing relief from the sweltering heat that has gripped the city for the past few weeks. The IMD forecast calls for a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of thunder and lightning, indicating a shift in weather patterns that will provide much-needed relief to residents.
The high temperatures, which had been consistently above 40 degrees Celsius for the past two weeks, finally dropped on Thursday, providing some relief from the oppressive heat. On Thursday, the maximum temperature in Khairatabad, one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods, dropped significantly, falling to 38.9 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperatures are expected to fall significantly in districts as well. Bhadradri Kothagudem received 25 mm of rain on Thursday, followed by Khammam (7.5 mm) and Nizamabad (7.3 mm). A brief rainstorm was also seen in a few areas of Hyderabad.
Rising temperatures result in rise of vegetable prices
The city’s rising temperatures are having an impact not only on people’s health, but also on household budgets, as vegetable prices have risen.
Vegetable prices, including beans, carrots, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, brinjal, and others, have already skyrocketed.
Beans were the most expensive, with a retail price of Rs 100 per kg. Similarly, the prices of mint and coriander leaves have risen in recent weeks on the price chart.
Vegetable prices have risen due to unseasonal rains, high temperatures, a lack of arrivals, and the marriage season, according to traders at the Madanaapet vegetable market.
Summer also saw an increase in the demand for and price of lemons, which people used in a variety of ways during the hot months. Lemons were sold for Rs 3 each in March, but they are now sold for Rs 5 per piece.
Green chillies, a household staple, and potatoes, on the other hand, remained stable at Rs 35 to Rs 40 per kg and Rs 25 per kg, respectively. Aside from that, tomatoes were being sold at very low prices ranging from Rs 15 to Rs 20 per kg.
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