Hyderabad: After two weeks of continuous rains in September, Hyderabad has been witnessing humid weather for the last three days. The average temperature in the city stood at around 25°Celsius in the last week of September and rose to 30°Celsius since 1 October.
According to the daily weather report published by Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), the GHMC area that received 752.5mm of average cumulative rainfall from 1 June to 3 October 2021 against the normal 591.6 mm has received no rainfall in the last 72 hours as on 3 October.
The highest maximum temperature in the last 24 hours as on 3 October was 34.6°Celsius at Maitrivanam and the lowest was 23.4°Celsius at BHEL.
The TSDPS weather forecast has predicted a maximum temperature of 31 to 33°Celsius and a minimum of 21 to 23°Celsius for the three days starting 3 October.
The people of the city have been baffled by the sudden change in weather conditions. Experts cite two reasons for this. "First, the rains brought by Cyclone Gulab have reduced in the city. Also, the low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal and the southeasterly winds could be the reason for the drastic change in weather in the past few days," says Mahesh Palawat, the vice-president of meteorology and climate change at SkymetWeather, an independent weather forecasting agency.
He adds, "The westerly winds are expected to arrive after a week which will drop the temperatures but the day temperatures will remain high for another two weeks."
Meanwhile, the rise in temperature is expected to bring some relief to the low-lying inundated areas of the city.
Hyderabad witnessed heavy rains and large-scale devastation due to Cyclone Gulab in the last two weeks of September.