Heat wave conditions continued to prevail in the State capital and outskirts with temperatures consistently hovering between 42 degree Celsius and 43 degree Celsius since past fortnight. On Friday, the Hyderabad MET department officials said that the maximum recorded temperature was 42.9 degrees.
According to the Hyderabad MET department, this season’s highest maximum temperature in the capital was 43.2 degree Celsius, which was recorded a few days ago.
“This is a very natural phenomenon. Temperatures are bound to rise before the onset of southwest monsoon. This trend is being seen all over the State and even northern parts of the country,” Hyderabad MET officials said.
The weather officials added that the present trend of heat wave is likely to relent only in the last week of May when the southwest monsoon is expected to gain momentum. Officials said that onset of monsoon in the State is on schedule and expected to hit the State by first week of June.
In addition to Hyderabad, heat wave conditions prevailed in the other Telangana districts, including Adilabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar. The heat wave conditions will continue for another two days, Met department in its weather bulletin said.
The searing heat forced the general public in the capital to stay indoors.
General public did their best to avoid the hot sun and dry winds that are usually associated with the heat wave. In fact, the usual hustle and bustle at major arterial roads in Hyderabad was missing as roads wore a deserted look throughout the day on Friday.