Hyderabad: The recent spate of rains over the State, have brought down it’s rainfall deficit to single digits. From the existing 11 % rainfall deficit, on Saturday it had a deficit of only seven per cent.
Post-monsoon showers continued to drench the State, on Saturday. While the State and its capital city, Hyderabad, witnessed torrential rainfall on October 2 and 3, rainfall activity remained quite subdued after that.
But now, meteorologists from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad office, predict that there would be heavy rainfall across the State for the next 24 hours.
The department has also issued a heavy rainfall warning for the State for October 8, as well. In its warning it said: ‘Thunderstorm associated with heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana.’
In the last 24 hours, a few districts like Ramagundam and Hanamkonda of have received rain and thundershowers. While the former received 45 mm of rainfall the latter received 23 mm.
According to IMD officials, these conditions were attributed to a cyclonic circulation circulating over the neighbouring state of Odisha. In addition to the cyclonic circulation there is also a trough extending from northern limits of the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea crossing over the State.
“Further, the intensity of these rains is expected to go up after 24 hours over the state. During that time, moderate spells with isolated heavy are likely to lash northern parts of Telangana. Whereas southern districts of the state will witness light to moderate rains. Also, Hyderabad is expected to receive a few spells of moderate rains during that time,” said a meteorologist from private weather forecasting outfit, Skymet.