Hyderabad: Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning will hit Telangana from 27 April till 1 May, according to the Indian Meteorological department’s (IMD) weather forecast. Hailstorm and gusty wind are expected to occur in isolated parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for coastal Andhra Pradesh on 27 and 28 April.
“Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) very likely to occur over isolated districts of Telangana. Rainfall likely to occur over districts like Medak, Sangareddy, Vikarabad, and Nirmal,” the IMD report read.
“Maximum temperature is likely to be 40-42°C at isolated pockets over Rayalaseema, Telangana, and north interior Karnataka. Farmers and the public are advised not to expose themselves to direct sunlight from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the said period,” the report added.
On 27 April, rainfall occurred at several places in Kerala and Mahe and a few places over coastal Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior of Karnataka, and Telangana. Dry weather prevailed over Rayalaseema, Lakshadweep, and north interior Karnataka.
The IMD, in its earlier forecast, had said an upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level lies over Marathawada and its 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 Kerala, so interior Karnataka and Kerela will see more rainfall. There are chances of light rainfall in isolated parts of Telangana in the next 48 hours. The trough will stay over Telangana for two days after which there will be rainfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.”
The IMD had also predicted rains over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on 1 May. Districts like Badrachalam, Adilabad, and Hyderabad had received rains that day, while it had also rained in Andhra Pradesh, Kalingapatnam, Visakhapatnamap, and Amaravati.