Hyderabad: Telangana will receive heavy rainfall for at least the next two days, says the Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD, on June 11, announced that the southwest monsoon has advanced towards most parts in Telangana. “Conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement of the southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of Telangana in the next 48 hours,” the weather body said.

Dr. K Naga Ratna, director in-charge of IMD, Hyderabad, said: “Isolated heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur in districts such as Mulugu, Warangal, Bhadradri -Kothagudem, Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy and Jangaon on June 11.”

The state weather inference for Telangana mentioned the presence of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, contributing towards the current weather system. “The low pressure area over East central and adjoining West central Bay of Bengal persists with the associated cyclonic circulation   extending   upto   mid¬tropospheric   levels   tilting   southwestwards   with
height.   It is likely to move  West North westwards and become well marked during the next 48 hours,” it said.

Dornakal in Mahabubabad received a highest rainfall of 138.4 mm, closely followed by Garla in the same district which received 132.6 mm. Hanamkonda in Warangal Urban witnessed 118 mm rainfall, as per the IMD’s statistics.

Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of Skymet, a private weather forecasting body said, “The low pressure area developing in the west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify and move to Andhra Pradesh. So, rain activities are bound to increase and will continue till June 13.”

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