Orange alert for Telangana: Thunderstorms with gusty winds for 5 days

The state is likely to receive heavy rainfall ahead of the arrival of southwest monsoons.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Jun 2021 1:35 PM GMT
Orange alert for Telangana: Thunderstorms with gusty winds for 5 days

Hyderabad: Hyderabad's Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) unit has issued an orange alert (be ready) for the state of Telangana. The forecast for the next 5 days is likely to be thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places across districts. The state is likely to receive heavy rainfall ahead of the arrival of southwest monsoons.

The IMD predicted that the lightning and gusty winds (of speed 30-40 kmph) are very likely to accompany the thunderstorms.

A heavy rainfall alert has been issued for Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Yadadari Bhuvnagiri, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Kamareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet and Jagtial districts of Telangana.

Meanwhile, for Hyderabad city, the IMD predicted cloudy sky along with light to moderate rain or thundershowers likely to occur towards evening/night for two days.

The IMD weather inference on June 2 reads: "The spatial rainfall distribution has increased over Kerala. Westerly winds have strengthened in the lower levels over the south Arabian Sea and deepened. As per satellite imagery, there is an increase in cloudiness over the Kerala coast and adjoining the southeast Arabian Sea. The above conditions are likely to favour further enhancement in rainfall activity over Kerala during the next 24­ hours. Hence, the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place during the same period."

It also reads that a cyclonic circulation lies over south Chhattisgarh and the neighbourhood at 0.9 km above mean sea level. Wind discontinuity runs across Telangana up to 1.5 km above mean sea level.

Meanwhile, as the countdown for the southwest monsoon begins, the IMD predicted that the seasonal (June to September) rainfall over Telangana will most likely be normal. Seasonal rainfall is most likely to be normal in the range of 93 percent to 107 percent with a forecast probability of 33 percent to 34 percent.

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place by 03rd June 2021. As per the latest meteorological indications, the southwesterly winds could strengthen further gradually from June 1, resulting in a likely enhancement in rainfall activity over Kerala. The IMD is yet to announce the date of monsoon arrival in Telangana.

The forecast for monsoon includes normal rainfall well distributed over most parts of the state during the period from June to September. The rainfall during June is likely to be from normal to above normal and well distributed. Overall, the southwest monsoon rainfall across the country is most likely to be normal i.e. 96 percent to 104 percent of the long period average (LPA).

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