Monsoon sets in Telangana

Conditions favourable for it to advance further into remaining parts of the State in next 48 hours, says RMC

By   |  Published: 12th Jun 2020  12:10 amUpdated: 12th Jun 2020  12:42 am
The sky was overcast in Hyderabad as monsoon arrived across Telangana on Thursday. —Photo: Anand Dharmana

Hyderabad: The monsoon is here. Though the forecast was that it would reach the State by Friday, the official announcement of the southwest monsoon reaching Telangana came on Thursday itself from the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), with officials stating that the conditions were favourable for the monsoon to advance further into the remaining parts of the State in the next 48 hours.

RMC Director K Nagaratna said Hyderabad, along with other parts of the State, would be receiving abundant rainfall in the next two days. “The monsoon is likely to continue till September. We can expect good amount of rainfall this year and the State is likely to record above normal rainfall,” she said. The weather warning from RMC indicated that isolated heavy to very heavy rains were very likely in Telangana during the next three days. The forecast for Hyderabad said cloudy skies with heavy rain would prevail on Friday, followed by intermittent and moderate rainfall in the next four to five days.

This monsoon, the Met department is expecting a rainfall of up to 110 per cent. Against a normal rainfall of 755 mm during June and September, the State is likely to receive rainfall up to 830 mm, officials said.

Last year in June, Hyderabad had recorded a monthly total rainfall of 116.9 mm, which was 11 per cent above normal. This June, the city had already received a rainfall of 90.7 mm while Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri received 54.7 mm and 93.3 mm respectively.

Meanwhile, the city received heavy rainfall on Wednesday night with Abdullapurmet recording 89.5 mm, followed by Serilingampally (79.8 mm), Pedda Amberpet (77.5 mm) and Saroornagar (74.5). Districts such as Yadadri-Bhongir, Mulugu, Mahabubabad, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Adilabad and Khammam registered heavy to very heavy rainfall.

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