Hyderabad: Rains continued to lash Hyderabad on 19 October. The GHMC’s director of enforcement, vigilance, and disaster management warned people of heavy rainfall over Kukatpally and Khairatabad zones spreading to other areas of the city. It advised people to stay indoors and come out only if absolutely necessary.





Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers for many parts of the city during the next two-three hours. It also warned that a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur in some parts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, Mahbubnagar, Yadadri Bhuvnagiri, Nalgonda, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Medak Vikarabad, and Sangareddy in the next three hours.

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According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, from 1 June to 19 October, the state received a cumulative rainfall of 1231.3 mm against the normal 798.2 mm with a deviation of 54 per cent.

Also, 196 mandals received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 per cent, while 259 mandals received more than 60 per cent rainfall, it said. Around 120 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 14 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till 19 October.

IMD’s weather inference on 19 October read, “The upper air cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood now lies over central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood and now extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to develop over the same region during the next 24 hours. An east­west trough runs roughly along 14°N across peninsular India and cyclonic circulation over central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 1.5 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height. The cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh coast has become less marked.”

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