City to experience hotter days

City to experience hotter days
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City to experience hotter days. Temperatures in the city are soaring high and chances are that it might get hotter as the days progress.

Temperatures in the city are soaring high and chances are that it might get hotter as the days progress. The maximum temperature was recorded this week on Sunday which stood at 40 degrees. Officials from the Meteorological Department said that in the coming days the temperature would shoot up by a degree or two.
A similar phenomenon occurred in the first week of April where the mercury levels reached 40 degrees and the Met Department resorted to declaring the ‘Hot Day Condition’ in the city. However, this time round though the temperature rose, the officials didn’t declare a ‘Hot Day Condition’.
A Murali Krishna, scientific assistant, Met Department, says, “Such a condition is declared if it meets two parameters. The first criterion is when the temperature touches 40 degrees and higher, and the second when there is a temperature deviation of five degrees or higher from the average temperature. Presently, the average temperature has been set at 39 degrees. So there is only a one degree deviation.”
Pollution to instigate rain in the city
With rising pollution levels in cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai, there are a lot of dust particles and pollutants which are suspended in mid-air. These particles create a convection type effect on the atmosphere and helps the Cumulus Cloud (low-level cloud) mature into a Cumilonimbus Cloud (rain-bearing cloud).
“Once the clouds mature there are chances of rains. Since, most of the cloud coverage over the city is being witnessed in late afternoons, there are chances of rains and thunderstorms in parts of the city in the days to come,” said Murali Krishna.
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