In April and May, the city of Hyderabad is the peak months of summer where the average temperature stays between 39-41 degree celsius for almost 20 days of the month. The end of April and the start of May has been quite unconventional as an untimely and good amount of rains have been lashing the city on alternate days post noontime.
These rains have been doing two essential things for the city. One is reducing temperature and keeping it cool, and the second one is dropping our pollution levels by a noticeable margin. The return of normalcy and commute at the end of 2020 also caused the rise in the Pollution Index levels in the city as Hyderabad made it the top ten most polluted cities of India after a long gap. But with the second wave forcing people to work from home, the roads of the city have been nearly empty, and the rains have acted as a catalyst to reduce the pollution levels to a satisfactory level.
According to the report released by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board, the rains have impacted the pollution levels and has brought the city under the good category. This implies that our pollution index is between 51-100 AQI. The AQI of the last 24 hours has been 69, which is quite good. The rain has washed off the solid pollutant, improving air quality.