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

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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