Heavy rain has also been forecast across the state for September 7.

Rains to continue in Hyderabad parts of Telangana as IMD extends alertFile photo: PTI
news Weather Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 08:17

Rains will continue to lash Hyderabad and various parts of Telangana, as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has extended its alert till Thursday. There is no warning for Friday, but heavy rain has been forecast across the state on Saturday.

"Heavy Rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Medak, Siddipet, Karimnagar, Kamareddy ,Komram Bheem Asifabad, Rajanna Sircilla, Pedapalle, Jagtial, Warangal (Rural and Urban), Mulug, Bhadadri Kothagudem, Jayashanker Bhupalapalle, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Suryapet," the IMD alert for Tuesday states.

The IMD said that the south-west monsoon is active in Telangana, and added that and upper air cyclonic circulation over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring region is the cause for heavy rainfall.

Despite receiving good rains over the past few days, Hyderabad district is still facing deficit this monsoon season, as it has received only 364.3 mm of rainfall, against the normal rainfall of 461.4 mm, a shortfall of 21%.

Data with the Telangana State Development Planning Society shows that Medchal-Malkajgiri and Ranga Reddy districts, which also include large parts of Hyderabad have received rainfall that has been categorised as 'normal'.

While the former received 380.1 mm against the normal of 471.8 mm, the latter received 343.9 mm against the normal rainfall of 393.2 mm.

As of 7 am on Tuesday, parts of Saroornagar witnessed the highest rainfall in Hyderabad, with 38.8 mm, followed by Ramachandrapuram at 35.3 mm. Parts of Jubilee Hills, Moosapet, Amberpet also saw more than 30 mm of rainfall, while Chandanagar, Yousufguda, Kapra, Musheerapad and parts of Kukatpally experienced light showers.

Last week, the IMD said that some districts in the state received ‘legend’  rainfall, a term used when more than heavy rainfall is recorded.

 

Read: Who is to blame for Hyderabad's waterlogged roads and traffic woes during monsoon?

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