The city recorded maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius on Saturday and 38.2 degree Celsius on Sunday. As per Telangana State Development Planning Society, Khairtabad, Secunderabad, Manikonda and Gachibowli are among the hottest areas that recorded maximum temperature of 41 degree Celsius.
While the maximum temperature is expected to be above normal for another few weeks, a trough extending from Odisha towards Telangana and Tamil Nadu may bring in some thundershowers. Under its influence, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad has issued thunderstorm warning for eastern parts of Telangana such as Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadadri Kothagudem, Khammam, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal (rural and urban).
“A cyclonic circulation over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood persists. Apart from this, a north south trough runs from north interior Karnataka to interior Tamil Nadu due to which few districts may witness thunderstorm accompanied with lightning,” said K Naga Ratna, in-charge director, IMD, Hyderabad.
Meteorologists said that pre-monsoon activity has already commenced in few parts of West Bengal and Odisha and would soon extend to Telangana. “Currently, there is no significant weather system which may give thunderstorm activity. Once the temperature starts rising in Vidarbha and neighbourhood areas, thunder cloud development is expected to result in pre-monsoon showers over parts of Telangana in the second and third week of April,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice president, meteorology and climate change, Skymet, an independent weather forecasting agency.