Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, on Monday warned of thunderstorms in isolated places across Telangana for the next five days. The forecast predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds of 30-40kmph. It has also forecasted light to moderate rains in some parts of Telangana in the next five days.
In the last 24 hours, Dammapeta in Bhadradri Kothagudem recorded the state's highest rainfall of 25.5 mm. Some isolated places in Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mulugu, and Nalgonda also received very light to moderate rainfall (0.3 mm to 64.4 mm).
Weather observer T. Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman, tweeted, "Some powerful thunderstorms expected in parts of Telangana during May 3-5 which will provide some respite from heat wave. Hyderabad too has good chances for some strong thunderstorms during May 3-6."
Meanwhile, maximum temperatures in the state are crossing 45°Celsius at some places. In the last 24 hours, Manthani in Peddapalli recorded the state's highest maximum temperature of 45.8°Celsius, according to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) daily weather report.
Besides Manthani, the following places also recorded temperatures above 45°Celsius:
· Endapally in Jagtial - 45.7°C
· Chelpur in Jayashankar - 45.6°C
· Kerameri in Komaram Bheem - 45.6°C
· Maredupalli in Peddapalli - 45.6°C
· Pammi in Khammam - 45.6°C
· Palthem in Peddapalli - 45.6°C
· Jainad in Adilabad - 45.5°C
· Dammarcherla in Nalgonda - 45.5°C
· Yadagirigutta in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri - 45.4°C
In Hyderabad, Maitrivanam in Ameerpet recorded the city's highest maximum temperature of 41.7°C. On 30 April, IMD Hyderabad had predicted a heatwave in some districts of the state till 2 May.