Hyderabad: Telangana has received bountiful rains since the onset of the South-west monsoons 2021. Out of the 32 districts, 22 have received 'large excess rainfall', while seven reported excess and Wanaparthy is the only region to see deficient monsoons.
It is pertinent to note the SW monsoons covered the state on June 11. In a span of 5 days ( including the pre-monsoon rains) the state has largely received excess rains. According to the State Development Planning society rainfall report, the state until 16th June, received 106 % rainfall over its normal.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said June- August are considered to be the peak months for the southwest monsoons. It defined 'large excess' as (+60 % and above its normal rainfall). Going by the statistics, 22 districts covering 367 mandals have large excess. While the deficit is (-20 % to -59%) in which Wanaparthy falls.
Districts that received more than 60 percent rainfall than its normal includes, Warangal Urban, Kumuram Bheem, Siddipet, Kamareddy, Adilabad, Warangal rural, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Jayashankar, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Sangareddy, Rajanna Sircilla, Nizamabad, Narayanpet, Mancherial, Mahabubabad, Mulugu , Khammam, Medak, Nirmal, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Nalgonda.
While Jagtial, Jangoan, Suryapet, Jogulamba Gadwal, Hyderabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Ranga Reddy received excess. The cumulative rainfall from 01-June-21 to 16-June-21 is 128.1mm against Normal 62.1mm with a deviation of 106%.
On June 16, moderate to heavy rains lashed the state, The highest rainfall of 69.8 mm recorded at Tadwai (Kamareddy). While in Hyderabad rainfall of 57.6 mm recorded at Tirumalagiri (Hyderabad). Data shows that Hyderabad received 64.7 % rainfall above its normal.
Ahead of the onset of Monsoons, the IMD predicted that the seasonal (June to September) rainfall over Telangana will most likely be normal in the range of 93 percent to 107 percent with a forecast probability of 33 percent to 34 percent. According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department, the monsoon arrived over Kerala on June 3, 2021.
The forecast for monsoon includes normal rainfall well distributed over most parts of the state during the period from June to September. The rainfall during June is likely to be from normal to above normal and well distributed. Overall, the southwest monsoon rainfall across the country is most likely to be normal i.e. 96 percent to 104 percent of the long period average (LPA).