On Thursday, residents of Hyderabad heaved a sigh of relief, after battling of extreme heat, as sudden showers accompanied with thunderstorm and gusty winds lashed parts of the city. While meteorologists attributed the sudden downpour to the formation of cumulonimbus clouds and not to the onset of southwest monsoon, the temperature brought down to 40.1 degree Celsius by evening.
“In the past few days, the maximum temperature touched 42.5 degree Celsius. According to meteorologists, this rise in temperature led to formation of rain bearing clouds over the city. The warm, moist air rises and cools, eventually condensing into rain bearing clouds,” said Raja Rao, a meteorologist at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, that issued thunderstorm warning for some districts over next two days.
Rainfall activity will continue for the next few days, weathermen claim that southwest monsoon will enter Telangana only by June 5.