The highest temperature recorded at an individual station in the State is 45.6 deg. C at Raichur on 1928 May 23, which is 6 deg. higher than the normal for the warmest months. December and January are the coldest months. The lowest temperature at an individual station was 2.8 deg. C on 1918 December 16 at Bidar.
Both day and night temperatures are more or less uniform over the State, except at the coastal region and high elevated plateau. They generally decrease south-westwards over the State due to higher elevation and attain lower values at high level stations. April and May are the hottest months. In May, mean maximum temperature shoots upto 40 deg. C over the north-eastern corner of the State, decreasing south-westwards towards the Western Ghat region and the Coastal belt.