Goodbye summer: Data reveals Hyderabad experienced a not-so-scorching summer this year

According to the IMD, the highest temperature in Hyderabad was 42.7 degree Celsius in 2019. Compared to that, the temperatures in March, April, and May were much lower, between 38 to 40 degree Celsius.

By Nimisha S Pradeep  Published on  1 Jun 2022 3:28 AM GMT
Goodbye summer: Data reveals Hyderabad experienced a not-so-scorching summer this year

Hyderabad: No more sweating. It is time to say goodbye to the summer and embrace the rains.Hyderabad is known to have severe summers with extreme day temperatures and even heatwaves. However, the weather data for this year's summer season shows that Hyderabad did not have a scorching summer.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the highest temperature in Hyderabad was 42.7 degree Celsius in 2019. Compared to that, the temperatures in March, April, and May were much lower, between 38 to 40 degree Celsius.

According to AccuWeather, an American weather forecasting company, the highest maximum temperature Hyderabad experienced in March 2022 was 41 degree Celsius on 31 March. In April 2022, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 42 degree Celsius on 30 April, and in May 2022, the highest maximum temperature was 42 degree Celsius recorded on 1 May.

Weather observer T Balaji popular as Telangana Weatherman wrote on Twitter: "It's been a mild May month in Hyderabad. After recording 41-42°C during May 1-3, the temperature never crossed 40°C after May 3 in Hyderabad (except on May 14) So, the month of May was relatively cooler than April for Hyderabad city this year."

According to Weather Online, a UK-based weather data website, from 29 April to 27 May in Hyderabad, the temperatures crossed 40 degree Celsius only twice on 3 May (almost 42 degrees Celsius) and on 14 May (40-41 degree Celsius). In April, however, after the second week, the temperatures were seen to be rising above 40 degree Celsius with the maximum temperature on 29 and 30 April at 41-42 degree Celsius.





Credits: T Balaji

Weather expert Rajanikanth Poola said it was a less severe summer this year and the state did not witness widespread heatwaves this time. He also says that April was hotter than May.

"Usually during the summer months, low-pressure areas form in the Bay of Bengal. They usually move away from the Indian coast making way for winds from the north and northwestern regions of the country to Telangana. The winds from these regions are dry, hot winds, and as a result heatwave conditions occur in the state. However, this year, the low-pressure areas moved into south Andhra Pradesh, preventing the dry winds from the north and northwestern regions. This could be one reason why the temperatures were lesser this summer," said Poola.

He also mentioned that this is also the reason why a lot of humidity was pumped into Telangana, AP parts. However, North Telangana received heatwaves unlike the rest of the state, he added.

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