Hyderabad: Heavy rains are expected in many parts of Telangana in the next 24 hours, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). In its weather warning issued for June 28, the IMD added that “thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds is likely to occur in districts of Sangareddy, Medak, Siddipet, Vikarabad, Rangareddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Hyderabad, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba Gadwal and Nagarkurnool.”

The southwest monsoon is active over Telangana, contributing to the current rains, the weather report said. “During the next 2-3 hours, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area will receive light to moderate rains, at times heavy spells in north sectors of GHMC,” said K. Nagaratna, director in-charge, IMD Hyderabad.

Hyderabad will also receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in many parts of the city in the next one hour, the director of Enforcement, Vigilance and Disaster Management of Hyderabad said. “Citizens may plan their travel accordingly, DRF teams are alert on the field,” the EVDM tweeted.

According to Mahesh Palawat, head of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, the presence of a trough extending from eastern region of the country to North Telangana and east Vidarbha is contributing to the current weather activity.

“In the wake of the trough, at least 11 districts in Telangana will see heavy rainfall, one and off, not continuous. Hyderabad will also see rains during late evening and night, while rains will be less during the daytime,” he said.

“The trough from northeast Madhya Pradesh to Marathawada now runs from northeast Madhya Pradesh to north Maharashtra and extends upto 3.1 km above mean sea-level,” IMD’s weather inference for June 28 read.

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