Yellow alert: More thunderstorms in Telangana from 5 to 8 May

In the next 24 hours, a cloudy sky is likely to prevail and a few places in Hyderabad will receive light to moderate rains

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 May 2022 12:30 PM GMT
Yellow alert: More thunderstorms in Telangana from 5 to 8 May

Telangana: After waking up to thunderstorm alarms on Wednesday, Telangana will witness more thunderstorms in the next four days from 5 to 8 May. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad has issued a yellow alert warning of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph in a few districts of the state.

IMD also forecasted light to moderate rains in a few places. From 6 to 8 May, the maximum temperatures are expected to rise gradually by 2 to 4°Celsius in isolated pockets over the state.

According to IMD, in the next 24 hours, a cloudy sky is likely to prevail and a few places in Hyderabad will receive light to moderate rains. Surface winds are likely to be southeasterlies with a wind speed of 6 to 12 kmph. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the state will be likely around 34°Celsius and 24°C. In the next 48 hours, the maximum and minimum temperatures in the city will likely be around 37°Celsius and 26°Celsius, respectively.


Hyderabad woke up to heavy showers and high-intensity thunderstorms on Wednesday, bringing relief from the severe heatwave. According to Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), Sitaphalmandi in Marredpally recorded GHMC's highest rainfall of 72.8 mm, followed by Bansilalpet of Musheerabad (67 mm), while West Marredpally recorded 61.8 mm rainfall. Hyderabad also received record-breaking rains of 63 mm, which is the highest in a span of 24 hours in the last 10 years.

The lowest minimum temperature in the city also dropped to 18.9°Celsius, i.e., a departure of 7°C Celsius from the normal, which is also the second-lowest temperature in the last 10 years.

Rajanikanth Poola, a weather observer, said the wind speed in the early morning hours of Wednesday was between 60-70 kmph. However, the wind speed came down to 30 kmph at around 8:30 a.m. "There is a trough that is moving from central Asia to south India. So, there is a lot of moisture inflow from the Bay of Bengal to Telangana. Also, there is a lot of instability in the atmosphere," he said.

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