Hyderabad: The thunderstorms and rains that hit Telangana in the last two days will continue for the next five days. The Indian Meteorological Department on 15 May predicted thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30- 40 KMPH) in all districts of Telangana for the next five days.

The weather activity is due to the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' (pronounced as Tau'Te) over east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea that is moving north northwestwards at a speed of about 11 kmph during the past six hours. It is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next six hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. It is very likely to move north northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around 18 May, the IMD bulletin on Saturday read.

"Whenever a system develops over the Arabian Sea, moisture concentration develops around that system. The winds from Arabian Sea lead to dry weather over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Although there will be clouds, they will be medium and high clouds, not capable of causing any major significant weather activity," said Mahesh Palwat, the vice-president of Skymet.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic circulation over Vidarbha and neighbourhood extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level has become less marked.



The deep depression over the Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm Tauktae and is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around May 18, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

In a bulletin released at 1:45 PM, the IMD said, "It (Tauktae) is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next six hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around 18th May afternoon/evening."


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