Hyderabad: In a fresh forecast, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that Hyderabad city will experience hailstorms accompanied with thunderstorms and gusty winds till May 12. Later, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning may occur in the city till May 15, predicted the forecast.

Apart from Hyderabad, other Telangana districts like Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Komarambheem, Medak, Jagtial, Mancherial, Kamareddy, Rajanna Siricilla, Karimnagar, Jaya Shankar Bhupalapalle, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Medchal, Yadadri –Bhuvanagiri and Ranga Reddy districts will also experience hailstorms for the next two days, the forecast said.

On May 10, the forecast said that hailstorms had already occurred at Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Rajanna Siricilla, Siddipet and Nalgonda districts of Telangana.

The forecast stated that thunderstorm over Telangana is due to, “The trough/wind discontinuity from central Madhya Pradesh to south Tamil Nadu now runs from south Vidarbha to south Tamil Nadu coast across Marathawada, Madhya Maharashtra, interior Karnataka and interior Tamil Nadu, extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea-level.

Apart from that, it also said that there is a chance of low pressure forming over Bay of Bengal on April 13, because of cyclonic circulation over south Andaman Sea & adjoining Sumatra coast extending upto mid-tropospheric level.

In Hyderabad, the weather department stated that rain or thunderstorms will usually occur towards evening or night.

However, the rain-like conditions have not led to drop in temperature.

In Telangana, Adilabad recorded a maximum temperature of 43.8 degree Celsius today while Hyderabad is experiencing an average temperature of 35-40 degree Celsius.

Mahesh Palawat from Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said: “Trough is extending over Telangana and humid winds from both Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal are creating moisture over Telangana, Rayalseema, Vidarbha and interior Tamil Nadu, so rain activities are set to continue. Within 48 hours, hailstorms can occur in isolated places and pre-monsoon activities are set to intensify in this week.”

Aiswarya Sriram

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