Even as the mercury levels remained quite unbearable for citizens in the State capital, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that the monsoon was likely to reach the city by the first week of June.
The monsoon would probably reach the city after hitting the Kerala coast on May 28, IMD officials said, adding that it usually took three days after reaching Kerala to move on to Hyderabad.The mercury levels this week were likely to hover around 40 degree Celsius to 42 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature was 39.7 degree Celsius on Monday with the forecast for Tuesday being 41 degree Celsius.
The minimum temperature, which had rose slightly, was pegged at 28.7 degree Celsius on Monday. This could be due to the soaring temperature on Sunday which was recorded at 41.3 degree Celsius, officials said.
At the same time, there were possibilities of a partly cloudy sky with development of thunder and lightning on Tuesday while there could be a possibility of rain or thundershowers in the evening or night for the next three days, the weekly forecast said.