Hyderabad: Hyderabadis will likely get some respite from this scorching heat from the second week of June when the south-west monsoon will hit Telangana, said weather experts after the Indian meteorological department (IMD) predicted that monsoon will arrive in Kerala by 5 June.

According to the IMD forecast, “This year, the onset of south-west monsoon over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed. Monsoon will likely hit the state on 5 June, take or add four days.” However, the private weather forecasting body Skymet has predicted that monsoon will arrive in Kerala on 28 May.

Usually, Kerala monsoon starts on 1 June but this year there could be a delay of four days.

Mahesh Palawat of Skymet said, “Usually, the monsoon hits Telangana seven to eight days after it arrives in Kerala. Based on IMD’s forecast and our forecast, we can tentatively say that monsoon will arrive in some parts of Telangana by 10 June. However, we cannot be sure until it arrives in Kerala.”

The IMD had, recently, revised the dates for the onset of monsoon in Telangana from 8 June to 12 June, while for Andhra Pradesh it was revised from 8 June to 11 June for some areas.

At present, due to the humid air from the Bay of Bengal, thunderstorm-like conditions prevail over Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh but the weather will soon turn dry, said Mr Palawat. “Depression is forming over the Bay of Bengal so scattered thundershowers will continue over Telangana till 16 May, after which the depression will intensify into a cyclone and the humid air flowing towards Telangana will be cut off. There is a possibility of thunderstorms in coastal Andhra Pradesh till 17 May, after which the wind moves toward Bangladesh,” he said.

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