The chilly and cloudy weather conditions in Hyderabad over the weekend, coupled with fog in many areas of the city, prevailed from Monday,bringing the maximum temperature down to 20.8 degree Celsius according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad.
The weather made many areas look like hill stations in the state, with many being forced to use their comforters, jackets, sweaters to keep them warm. According to Indian Metrological Department under the influence of Cyclone Pethai, temperatures fell rapidly due to the rains in different parts of Telangana and neighbouring state, with the cloudy and rainy conditions subsequent in the drop in the maximum temperature.
A senior IMD official said, “The minimum is also likely to drop by two or three notches from Tuesday.” Across the state, the winters intensified made many shiver and crave for a piping hot cup of tea and roadside snacks. In a week, the temperature dropped by over nine notches. The temperature during the day was 30.6 degrees Celsius on December 10, dropped to 20.8 degrees on Monday.
In the last 24 hours, the Telangana State development Planning Society recorded maximum 25.6 degrees in Trimulgherry, Moulali and West Marredpally, by 26.4 degrees in jubilee Hills and Nampally.
It is said that the maximum temperature will fall down further due to the Cyclone effect. A private weather forcasting agency, Skymet said, “If we look at the temperature figures for now in the last 24 hours maximum over Hyderabad were recorded around 27.5 degree Celsius, where the minimum temperature recorded was around 16.6 degree Celsius. It is all set to change in the coming days, night temperatures are expected to increase in the city while the day temperatures will have a significant decrease.”
Weathermen predict that the cyclonic storm that is moving towards north-westward, clouding will increase and further become denser.