Freak winter rains expected to go away today

By Aiswarya Sriram  Published on  3 Jan 2020 8:11 AM GMT
Freak winter rains expected to go away today

Hyderabad: The rains that surprised Telangana yesterday will mostly go away by this evening. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Hyderabad and some parts of the state will experience moderate rains today. "Well, it is just a day’s phenomena and this rains will not last throughout the weekend if you’re planning a rainy long drive, says Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist for Skymet.

According to TSDPS, the minimum temperature in Hyderabad was 15 degrees Celsius. This is due to the withdrawal of cold waves, it said in a report.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the sky will remain cloudy for the next 48 hours. "Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 31 and 22 deg Celsius respectively.” Moderate rains are expected in Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Medak, Sangareddy, Rangareddy and Malkajgiri districts of Telangana and coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, said IMD in a report.

Palawat said rains were experienced in Telangana and Vidarbha due to a confluence zone formed by the easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal and westerly winds from the Arabian Sea. "Today the confluence zone will move towards Chhattisgarh and Odisha, so there will be no rains tomorrow in Telangana. Mumbai and Pune could experience rains tomorrow.”

Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorms hit Nagpur yesterday, damaging crops. The temperature in the city dropped to 12 degrees Celsius. IMD said this freak weather won't be seen in Nagpur today and the city will experience normal winter temperatures from Saturday. Isolated pockets in Vidharbha might get rains, said IMD.

On the hailstorm in Nagpur, Palawat said that “such kind of situation is not likely in Telangana as the temperatures are not too low”. Meanwhile, IMD has predicted rains in some parts of Karnataka

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