Hyderabad: Heavy rains are likely to continue for the next two days in isolated places in Telangana, weather forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. In the five-day forecast released by the weather body, warnings have been issued for the state for June 1, 2 and 3.

“Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 km per hour) are likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana. Heavy rain very likely to occur in isolated places in districts such as Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy and Jogulamba Gadwal,” the weather warning mentioned.

Officials from the IMD confirmed that the state is receiving rains due to development of trough from Chattisgarh to Lakshadweep area. “The trough extends across Telangana, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka and Kerala. There is also a development of a low pressure area over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area,” said K. Nagaratna, director in-charge, IMD Hyderabad.

The onset of the south-west monsoon is likely to occur from June 1, over Kerala.

‘Low-pressure area likely to intensify into cyclonic storm in 24 hours’

The Indian Meteorological Department also predicted that the low pressure over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea is likely to lead to a depression and intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. “From here, it is very likely to move nearly northwards and reach near north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts by June 3,” the IMD said.

Mahesh Palawat, in-charge of private weather forecasting body SkyMet, observed that the humid winds from Bay of Bengal are also contributing towards moisture in the area. “There will be on and off showers in Telangana today and tomorrow. The low pressure in the Arabian sea may intensify into a cyclone. While the rain activity will reduce on June 3, temperatures will drop by one or two degrees,” he said.

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