As of August 23, Telangana was rain deficit by 12%.

Hyderabad to witness rainfall over the weekend IMD issues warning for TelanganaFile photo: PTI
news Weather Friday, August 25, 2017 - 08:47

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning and forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places across all districts of Telangana over the weekend.

The IMD has attributed the weather to a cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal, over north-coastal Odisha.

Stating that the southwest monsoon has been weak in the state so far, reports add that light to moderate rain and thundershower are likely over Adilabad, Hyderabad, Khammam, Medak, Nalgonda and Warangal districts in the State.

Skymet Weather reported that the cyclonic circulation would result in light to moderate rains at many places over Telangana, with the weather remaining humid with a maximum temperature between 32 and 34 degree Celsius, and a minimum temperature between 23 to 25 degree Celsius.

The report adds that as of August 23, Telangana was rain deficit by 12%, whereas Hyderabad had received 72.6 mm of rains, against the monthly average of 207 mm.

This comes after earlier reports that 235 of the 584 mandals in the state were reported to have registered ‘deficit’ rainfall while 269 mandals received normal rains. Excess rainfall was recorded in 78 mandals, while two mandals received scanty (or no) rainfall. 

“Heavy rainfall was recorded in the northern districts of TS, while the southern districts in the state received traces of rain as the intensity of the currents was not strengthened by the depression formed over the Bay of Bengal. If a warning is announced for a state, it is not necessary that every region is affected by it,” YK Reddy, director of IMD, Hyderabad, told Deccan Chronicle.

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