Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted very heavy rainfall for Telangana for the next 24 hours.
It said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) will occur in isolated places in Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthi, Narayanpet, and Jogulamba Gadwal districts of Telangana.
In a bulletin, the IMD said thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places in a few districts of Telangana during the next 48 hours. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at a few places in Telangana during the next five days, the bulletin further said.
The southwest monsoon has been normal in Telangana during the last 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Hyderabad district and heavy rain occurred at isolated places in Suryapet district.
Meanwhile, in a special bulletin, the Met department said the cyclonic circulation over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same region during the next 36 hours. It is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards towards south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent four to five days.
An east-west trough runs from cyclonic circulation over north Andaman sea and neighbourhood to cyclonic circulation over east central Arabian Sea across coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Telangana, north interior Karnataka and south Maharashtra at 1.5 km above mean sea level. Mainly low-level north-westerlies/northerlies prevail over the state, the bulletin added.
According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, the state's average cumulative rainfall from 1 June to 9 October 2021 is 1,035.1 mm against the normal 764.4 mm with a deviation of 35 per cent. The GHMC's average cumulative rainfall for the same period is 806.6 mm against the normal 624.9 mm with a deviation of 29 per cent.