Hyderabad: There has been a considerable rise in minimum and maximum temperatures over the last week. The officials of the meteorological department say that this effect is likely to stay for 10 days after which it shows signs of let up. Winter is likely to set in the state only after December 4.
The weather gauges of the Indian meteorological department recorded the temperature deviations which showed that highest deviation in the minimum temperature was seen at Nizamabad where the mercury levels were seven degrees above normal at 22 Degrees Celsius. Close to Nizamabad was Ramagundam which showed six degrees temperature above normal at 22 degrees Celsius. Minimal temperatures were recorded at Hanamkonda, and Hyderabad that recorded minimal temperatures that were five degrees above normal at 23 and 21 Degrees Celsius respectively.
According to a news report of Telangana Today, Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet ( a private weather forecasting outfit), told that “Usually around this time of the year, there are cold winds blowing over the State from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. But this year, owing to a low pressure zone in the south-eastern and eastern Bay of Bengal, the cold winds are being siphoned away from the peninsulas land-mass.”
In Nizamabad the relative humidity recorded was 84%, whereas in Ramagundam it was 78%.
The night temperatures would decline up to 5 degrees Celsius this winter.