Long wait for rains continues: Severe heatwave in TS; Karimnagar records 45.9°C

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m on 2 June, the state’s highest maximum temperature of 45.9°Celsius was recorded at Thangula in Karimnagar. Peddanagaram in Mahabubabad recorded 45.8°C and Chelpur in Jayashankar Bhupalpally recorded 45.6°C.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Jun 2022 1:33 PM GMT
Long wait for rains continues: Severe heatwave in TS; Karimnagar records 45.9°C

Hyderabad: As the other southern states welcome the southwest monsoons, Telangana saw a severe heatwave on Thursday, especially in the eastern parts of the state.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m on 2 June, the state's highest maximum temperature of 45.9°Celsius was recorded at Thangula in Karimnagar. Peddanagaram in Mahabubabad recorded 45.8°C and Chelpur in Jayashankar Bhupalpally recorded 45.6°C.

Several places in Adilabad, Kumaram Bheem, Khammam, and Warangal also recorded maximum temperatures above 45°Celsius.

In the GHMC area, Moula Ali in Medchal Malkajgiri recorded the city's highest maximum temperature of 40°Celsius followed by Uppal in Rangareddy recording 39.9°Celsius.

Weather observer T. Balaji, popularly known as "Telangana Weatherman," said the heatwave will continue till 7 June. The pre-monsoon rains will begin on 5 June and the monsoon will start on 13 June, he said. According to the IMD, southwest monsoons will hit Telangana on 10 June.

In fact, Balaji said summer in Telangana will last up to 7 June every year. "In the last two years, we had early monsoons, so this year people started thinking that 31 May is the end of the summer season. But the first week of June is also summer for us. In fact, in 2019, summer in Telangana was extended till 16 June," he said.

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