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.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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