Providing relief after a long dry spell, the state of Telangana has been witnessing heavy to medium showers in several places over the last few days. According to the Indian Meteorological Department Hyderabad, ‘the southwest monsoon is active over Telangana’.
According to IMD Hyderabad, heavy rain occurred at isolated places in the districts of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Adilabad and Jayashankar Bhupalpally, while rain occurred at most places over Telangana.
As per the latest weather report, as on Monday morning Venkatapur in J Bhupalpally, Bajarhathnoor in Adilabad and Pinapaka in Bhadradri Kothagudem districts witnessed the highest rainfall of 7 cm. Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Warangal rural recorded 4 cm rainfall. Suryapeta and Medak districts witnessed 2 cm each, while Y Bhuvanagiri, Mahbubnagar, Vikarabad and Nalgonda districts recorded a rainfall of 1 cm each. Hyderabad and its surrounding areas in erstwhile Ranga Reddy district too witnessed incessant rains with brief intervals since Friday.
In a release from IMD Hyderabad, Director Dr YK Reddy said that 25% of places in the state witnessed heavy rainfall in the range of 7-11 cm, 51% to 75% places witnessed moderate rainfall in the range of 2-6 cm, and 26% to 50% places received light rainfall of up to 1 cm.
Speaking to TNM, Dr Nagaratna said that the present rainfall conditions will prevail for two more days from Monday. She added that rainfall activity is expected to continue as there is an “upper air cyclonic circulation” system over Odisha.
Meanwhile, the torrential rains in the upper catchment areas of the combined Khammam district brought heavy inflow of water into the Godavari river. Officials opened 21 gates of the Taliperu reservoir and released 84,000 cu-secs of water.
With 33% less rainfall than the normal average, the monsoon has brought cheer to the state and it is expected that the deficit will be overcome in the next few days.