Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), in its weather forecast on 16 July, predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in isolated places of Telangana.

Heavy rain very likely to occur in isolated places of Adilabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Paddapalli, Rajanna Sircill, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mahabubabad, and Bhadradri Kothagudem in the state, it said.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad will see a cloudy sky, and light to moderate rain or thundershowers will hit some parts of the city in the evening or later. The IMD also warned people of rainwater pooling on the roads in low-lying areas. The roads will be wet and slippery, it said, suggesting people restrict their movements.

Mahesh Palawat, the head of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said, “The rains will stop after 24 hours and the weather will clear. The wind shear zone is extending along latitude 18 degrees in the east-west shear zone bringing rain to parts of Vidarbha, Telangana, and Chattisgarh. It will slow down after 24 hours but will continue again after two days. The rains will continue off and on, too.”

The Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad, has also issued an alert stating that the districts in the state will experience light to moderate rain or thunder in the next five days. Meanwhile, the Telangana state development planning society said Annasagar in Sangareddy received the highest rainfall in the state, 194 mm, till 8:30 a.m on 16 July.

The east-west shear zone now runs roughly along latitude 19°N between 3.1 and 5.8 km above mean sea level, tilting southwards with height. The cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand and neighborhood is between 1.5 and 7.6 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.

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