Hyderabad: Telangana is likely to receive thunderstorms with lightning from 6 to 7 April, according to the Indian Meteorological department’s (IMD) weather forecast.
“Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) very likely to occur over isolated districts of Telangana. Rainfall already occurred over districts like Medak, Sangareddy, Vikarabad, and Nirmal,” the IMD report read.
The IMD, in its forecast, said an upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level lies over Marathawada and neighbourhood. “There is a trough from south Kerala to central Maharashtra at 1.5 km above mean sea level,” it said, adding this can lead to possible rains over Telangana.
Rainfall will occur over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam district. The rains will prevail in Andhra till 11 April and thunderstorms with lightning can be expected in Kurnool, Rayalseema, Chittoor, Kadapa, and some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh in the coming days, the IMD said.
Mahesh Palawat of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said, “The trough is extending from Vidarbha to Kerela, so interior Karnataka and Kerela will experience more rainfall. There are chances of light rainfall in isolated parts of Telangana in the next 48 hours. The trough will be over Telangana for two days after which there will be rainfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.”
The IMD had also forecast rains over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on 1 April. Districts like Badrachalam, Adilabad, and Hyderabad had received rains that day, while in Andhra Pradesh, Kalingapatnam, Visakhapatnamap, and Amaravati had received rainfall.