This year we have touched 42.4 deg. Celsius at Hyderabad on 11th April itself, indicating a very hot and tough summer ahead. Normally the temperature peaks towards end April and lasts whole of May and until the rains in June. The above newspaper is reporting of this record temperature and of the health and other problems it is creating in the city. You may click on it to zoom-in and read.
Added to this inconvenience of summer there is acute electric power shortage in Andhra Pradesh. There is a staggered power cut of two hours, one hour each to all residential localities in the city. This situation is certainly boosting business for the suppliers of Power Inverters (Battery backup power supplies) and of Re-chargeable table fans from China. Most industries have two to three days power shut down. If these Industries do not have Diesel-Generator sets to generate their own power they are now rushing to buy them. Though this arrangement is not very economical to them they are left with no other option.
On 13th April and today 14th April the temperature was 42 deg. Celsius. Sometimes when we have a spell of few such hot days in summer it rains in the evenings bringing a lot of relief for that night. The next day of course would be sultry and messy. Longing for a weak summer and frequent rains in this season; I am sure is the top most wish among many in Hyderabad.
Someone said “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather or season, only different kinds of good weather” … he would not have spoken so softly and kindly about seasons had he experienced summer in Hyderabad.