The warning is in place till 8 am on July 22, the IMD said.

Heavy rains to lash Telangana IMD issues 3-day warningFile photo: PTI
news Weather Friday, July 19, 2019 - 08:48

Heavy rain is expected to lash Telangana over the next few days as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 3-day warning for the state.

"Heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana," the warning, in place till 8 am on July 22, states.

As of  Friday morning, the Telangana State Development Planning Society said that Bijwar in Narayanpet district had received the most rainfall at 81 mm, followed by Jaklair in the same district at 78 mm.

Parts of Nalgonda district also witnessed heavy rainfall, with Padamatipalli in Devarakonda mandal seeing 77.5 mm of rain. The districts of Nalgonda and Khammam were worst affected by deficit rainfall in the state, as the two areas had received a cumulative rainfall of 63.4 mm and  87.1 mm from July 1. This represents a huge deficit compared to the normal figures which are 170.8 mm and  251.8 mm respectively.

Areas on the outskirts of Hyderabad witnessed light showers, while parts of Secunderabad which fall under Medchal-Malkajgiri district, also saw light rainfall in the early hours of Friday.

Earlier this month, the IMD said that rainfall deficit in Andhra Pradesh for the month of June was 43.6% and the same in Telangana was 35%.

Farmers in both the states were a worried lot as sowing operations were delayed even a month after the beginning of crop season. The water levels in major reservoirs, which hit dead storage due to a severe and long summer, also did not receive significant inflows.

The southwest monsoon arrived in both the Telugu states on June 21 as against its normal arrival in the first week of June.

The monsoon arrived at the Kerala coast on June 8, after a week’s delay. Subsequently, its progress was sluggish. Cyclone Vayu, which developed in the Arabian Sea, further delayed the monsoon.

IANS inputs

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