“Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur in all the districts of Telangana," the warning reads.

Hyderabad to witness heavy showers for 48 hours IMD issues two-day warning for TelanganaFile photo: PTI
news Weather Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 08:48

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy showers over Hyderabad and Telangana, and issued a two-day warning, beginning from Friday night. 

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places very likely to occur in all the districts of Telangana," the warning reads. 

Skymet Weather reported that moderate to heavy showers are likely over Telangana on Saturday but Andhra Pradesh will get light to moderate showers. Hyderabad is predicted to receive moderate to heavy rains.

The IMD said that the rains could be attributed to a low pressure area that persisted over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha. 

"Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending upto 9.5km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists. A trough now runs from the system to south Tamil Nadu across coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema," the IMD said. 

Stating that the city was witnessing almost dry weather due to dry north-westerly winds blowing over the area, the Times of India quoted Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet, saying, "Hyderabad would have to bear with such weather (rains) only for some time, after that the rains would stop."

The TOI report adds that the state usually receives 373.2 mm rainfall during the first week of August, compared to 346.9 mm recorded this season.

Breaking down the data further,  Telangana Today reported that 235 of the 584 mandals in the state were reported to have registered ‘deficit’ rainfall while 269 mandals received normal rains. 78 mandals received excess rainfall, while two mandals received scanty (or no) rainfall. 

It was earlier reported that Hyderabad was facing a shortage of rainfall, as the last time the city recorded good rains was on August 12, when it received 21 mm.

However, these two days of rainfall are expected to turn that around.      

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