Hyderabad: On the morning of 1 August, sudden rains lashed parts of Telangana and Hyderabad. At many places, the rains were accompanied with thunderstorms.
According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) latest rainfall data from 8:30 am to 6 pm on Monday, the state's highest rainfall of 93 mm was recorded at Bantwaram in Vikarabad. Prashant Nagar Community Hall in East Anandbagh in Malkajgiri received 84 mm and West Marredpally in Hyderabad received 81.3 mm.
Heavy waterlogging was observed in Tolichowki, Attapur, Narayanguda in Himayatnagar among other areas in the city.
T-Storms in some parts of Telangana
In the Monday morning rains, severe thunderstorms were observed in several parts of the city including Secunderabad, Kukatpally, Bachupally, Bolarum, Kapra, Gandimaisamma. Besides, Narayanpet, Mahabubanagar, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Gadwal etc witnessed heavy thunderstorms.
Independent weather observer T Balaji popular as Telangana Weatherman wrote on Twitter, "As the MISO starts its fresh northward propagation, in the transition time, today there will once again be powerful storms in many parts of South, Central Telangana districts just like yesterday." MISO refers to the Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillation.
Balaji also said that because of the low pressure area forming in the coming days, the entire state is expected to receive heavy rains from 3 August.
More than 100% deviation from normal
In this year's southwest monsoon season so far, from 1 June to 1 August, in all the 33 districts of Telangana, the actual cumulative rainfall was more than the normal cumulative rainfall. The highest deviation of 179% was recorded at Nizamabad, followed by 165% in Jagtial and 153% in Karimnagar.
Rainy days ahead?
According to the TSDPS rainfall forecast for the next three days, rainfall up to 64 mm is expected in many of the districts of Telangana. Meanwhile, IMD has issued a yellow alert indicating heavy rains at isolated places in some districts in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet, Jagtial, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet, Jogulamba Gadwal, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Jangaon, Siddipet, and Mulugu in the next five days.