Amaravati: More than half of India will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on Thursday, predicts the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD). This squally weather condition will prevail for a further five days, declared the IMD in its weather report released on Thursday.

‘The cyclonic circulation lay over interior parts of south peninsular India and which leads to trough in easterlies runs from Jharkhand across Telangana, south Chhattisgarh and interior Odisha is the main reason for heavy rainfall’, announced IMD.

Further, IMD added ‘Moisture incursion and strong convergence in the easterly wind regime is likely to cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal during the next 4 days. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are also likely to happen over Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during the next 24 hours.’

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are already witnessing heavy rainfall for the last three days. Hyderabad recorded the 2nd highest rainfall in a century. The 132 mm rainfall disturbed the life of the city and created chaos among the citizens.

Squally weather prevails in the Telugu states with thunderstorms and isolated showers. IMD advised fishermen not to venture into the sea for the next five days.

IMD observed that cyclone ‘Hikka’ weakened into a well-marked low pressure over South Oman and Saudi Arabia.

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