The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad has issued heavy rainfall with thunderstorm forecast for Telangana for the next 48 hours. The IMD in their revised weather forecast on Sunday predicted over 50% rainfall across the state for the day and termed the rains as “unseasonal” in nature.
The rains that started on Saturday noon are expected to continue till Monday. The state is expected to receive 50% rainfall on Sunday and 35% Rainfall on Monday
"The unseasonal rainfall is due to upper air circulation witnessed near Vidarbha, Maharashtra. There is a trough formation between Vidarbha and north Karnataka, covering entire Telangana. The weather pattern is already on the decline,” said Y Karunakar Reddy, the director, IMD Hyderabad, “The unseasonal rain in the state will increase towards the second half of the day. Over 50% of the state will receive rain on Sunday and 35% of the state will receive rain on Monday. There will be no rains from Tuesday.”
The IMD has also issued weather forecast for coastal Andhra Pradesh. “There will be 50% rain across the region with the possibility of thunderstorm and hailstorm,” Reddy added.
Hyderabad on Saturday witnessed moderate rainfall at noon and heavy rainfall towards late evening in several parts of the city.
Areas such as Patancheru, Uppal, Alwal, Golkonda and Ameerpet recorded rainfall between 0.5mm and 5.5mm. Quthbullapur recorded the highest rainfall in the city at 8.8mm, while Amberpet recorded the lowest at 0.5mm, reported Times of India.
Other areas in the city such as Kukatpally, Srinagar colony Moula Ali, Asignagar received rains in the range of 1mm to 5.5mm.
Districts like Peddapalli, Adilabad, Jagtial, Rangampalli and Sirikonda also received moderate rainfall ranging from 56.3mm to 29mm.
Expecting heavy rains the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) commissioner, Dana Kishore, directed all engineering and maintenance wing officials to keep their road repair and monsoon teams ready for the next 48 hours. The commissioner has instructed all zonal level officials and to clear all debris that clogs manholes and begin sweeping of silt that had accumulated after Saturday nights rain.