Hyderabad: Unlike the usual weather trends during Sankranthi season, many places, especially in Rajanna Sircilla and Jangaon districts in Telangana, received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The state received an average rainfall of 5.5mm which is a departure of 1,745% from the normal. Nineteen districts in the state received excess rainfall of 60% and above.

According to IMD, on 11 January, Chandurthi in Rajanna Sircilla and Bachhanpet in Jangaon received the state's highest rainfall (7cm). The IMD said rainfall of 7 to 11 cm is considered heavy rainfall.

Other areas like Kondapak in Siddipet (6cm), Narsampet in Warangal Rural (6cm), Palakurthi in Jangaon (6cm), Parvathagiri in Warangal Rural (6cm), Jangaon in Jangaon (5cm), Sarangapur in Jagtial (5cm), Jagtial in Jagtial district (5cm), Kerameri in Komaram Bheem (5cm), Raghunathpalli in Jangaon (5cm), and Gajwel in Siddipet (5cm) also received moderate rainfall.

Meanwhile, the lowest minimum temperature of 18.2°Celsius was recorded in Adilabad while the highest maximum temperature of 32.5°Celsius was recorded in Nalgonda in the last 24 hours.

On 10 January, IMD had forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at isolated places in Adilabad, Komarambheem-Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, and Jagityal districts of Telangana for the next two days.

Issuing a yellow alert, IMD said heavy rain was likely to occur at isolated places in Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet districts of Telangana on 12 January. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in a few districts of Telangana on 12 January, it said.

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