Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on 22 June, issued a heavy rainfall warning for Telangana for the next 24 hours. According to the forecast, thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds of 30-40 kmph are likely to occur in isolated places of Telangana.

The weather forecast predicted heavy rains in isolated places of the state like Komarambheem-Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddappalle, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpalle, Mulugu, Warangal, Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, and Suryapet districts.

The weather body has also inferred that the cyclonic circulation over north interior Odisha and neighbourhood persists and is now between 0.9 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height.

Mahesh Palawat, the head of a private weather forecasting body Skymet, said most parts of the southern peninsula is likely to receive rainfall during this week. “Subdued monsoon activity over most parts of the south peninsula during this week is likely. However, Kerala and Karnataka are likely to see heavy rains on 25 and 26 June. Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will also get scattered heavy showers during these two days,” he said.

He further added, “Monsoon has reached the crop-growing areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Also, it has advanced into the rice belt of Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Bihar. With this, the area under rice planting is expected to swell.”

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