Hyderabad: According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather forecast, light to moderate rains with thunderstorms will continue over isolated places of Telangana till 9 May.

Meanwhile, the IMD meteorologist said the pre-monsoon showers and will not lead to any decrease in temperatures in Hyderabad.

The forecast also said a heatwave is likely to occur over districts like Adilabad, Komarabheem, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtiyal, and Mancherial in Telangana. The heatwave-like conditions will last until 6 May.

Mahesh Palwat from Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said, “Temperatures are likely to increase in Telangana especially in districts near the Vidarbha region in the next two days. At present, Vidarbha is experiencing heatwave-like conditions.”

The rains, according to the forecast, are due to “the trough/wind discontinuity extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea level which now runs from east Madhya Pradesh to south interior Tamil Nadu across east Vidarbha, Telangana, and Rayalaseema.”

Telangana’s Nizamabad district recorded the maximum temperature in the state at 44.00 degrees Celsius, while in Hyderabad the maximum temperature was 40.3 degrees Celsius.

The IMD also predicted rain over isolated places of Andhra Pradesh. The forecast predicted thunderstorm and lighting, accompanied by gusty winds, in districts like Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and East Godavari.

Mr Palwat said, “The trough is over Vidarbha and interior Karnataka at present. It will move towards Telangana by 7 May but light rains are expected over Telangana on 6 May. Moisture from the Bay of Bengal will also cause rains in Telangana by 7 May.”

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