Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on 21 June, issued a heavy rainfall warning for Telangana for the next 24 hours. According to the weather forecast, heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Komarambheem-Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddappalle, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpalle, Mulugu, Warangal, Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, and Suryapet districts.

The weather body has also predicted thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds of 30-40 km per hour at isolated places in the state on 21 June. Meanwhile, light to moderate rain or thundershowers can be expected in many other places, it said.

The southwest monsoon’s activity has been normal over the state therefore rains will continue for the next two days. The weather body has also inferred that the cyclonic circulation over north Odisha and neighbourhood (between 2.1 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level) now lies over north interior Odisha and neighbourhood, and is contributing towards the current weather activity in the state.

Mahesh Palawat, the head of a private weather forecasting body Skymet, said the northern districts of Telangana will receive heavy rains due to the current weather conditions. “The presence of the cyclonic circulation near Chattisgarh and Odisha is one of the contributing factors. Apart from this, humid winds from the Bay of Bengal are feeding moisture into the area. Temperatures will slightly decrease in the areas which receive rainfall,” he said.

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