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"Thunderstorms are very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana," the IMD warning reads.

IMD issues two-day thunderstorm warning across TelanganaFile photo: PTI
news Weather Monday, September 04, 2017 - 08:35

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a two-day warning to Telangana and predicted thunderstorms across all districts of the state.

Stating that "Light to moderate rain was very likely to occur at a few places over Telangana", the IMD warned that "thunderstorms were very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana."

The Times of India reported that officials attributed the light spell of rainfall to the presence of a trough which is running from the Rayalaseema region up to the Gulf of Mannar.

"Due to this trough, cloud development took place over Hyderabad and its adjoining areas resulting in rains. We predict light rainfall activity is expected over the city of Hyderabad during the next 24 to 48 hours," Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet Weather, told TOI.

According to reports, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 33.6 degrees and a minimum temperature of 23.9 degree Celsius with no rainfall activity.

This comes as respite after the past few days saw the city receive very little rainfall.

The IMD had earlier predicted rainfall in Hyderabad over the weekend, and attributed the weather to a cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal, over north-coastal Odisha.

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.

Earlier reports stated 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. 

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