Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in isolated places (up to 25% of the area) across the state in its weather warning released today. However, no heavy rainfall warnings have been issued for tomorrow. This provides some respite to the state which has been reeling under heavy floods and waterlogging for the past two days.
IMD warns that heavy rainfall can be expected in one or two places in the districts of Adilabad, Komarambheem, Nirmal, Mancherial, Karimnagar, Peddapalle, Jagitial, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Warangal, Jaya Shankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu, Khammam, and Mahabubabad.
“Rainfall is on the decrease now. Until tomorrow morning, we are expecting heavy rainfall in isolated places in north Telangana. From tomorrow onwards, there is no heavy rainfall forecast or warning,” said YK Reddy, Director for the Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad.
Nevertheless, moderate showers can be expected in the days to come. “At present, these rains are an effect of the cyclonic circulation in Rayalseema and adjourning parts of Telangana. This combined with the moisture fed by southerly-south easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal over Telangana will lead to on-and-off rains,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist for the private weather forecaster Skymet. He also added that light rains are expected during the first week of October due to the delayed withdrawal of the southwest monsoon.
In Hyderabad, IMD had recorded 75 mm rainfall (heavy rainfall) until 8.30 am yesterday, after which it has come down to 38 mm as per today’s IMD rainfall statistics. “For today, we are expecting thundershowers around afternoon and early evening, but not as intense as the past two days. It is most probably going to be a dry spell until September 29,” said Rajanikanth Poolla, a weather enthusiast from Hyderabad. “We can’t say much since the southwest monsoon is still active in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. If the cyclonic disturbances in the West Bengal coast change direction, there could be some effect as well,” he added.