The Hyderabad branch of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has made predictions indicating the return of heavy rainfall to the state of Telangana.
As per the meteorological agency’s forecast, Telangana is anticipated to encounter thunderstorms, lightning, and squalls on both August 18 and 19, 2023.
In response to these projections, the weather department has raised a yellow alert for the state, which is in effect on Friday and Saturday.
Simultaneously, the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) has issued its own forecast, indicating that the region can expect light to moderate rainfall or isolated thundershowers over the course of the upcoming three days.
Regarding the city of Hyderabad, the weather agency predicts that the urban area will undergo light rainfall or isolated thundershowers throughout the next three days.
Recent weather data from the TSDPS shows that within Telangana, the Khammam district experienced the highest rainfall, measuring 70.3 mm, in the past day. In Hyderabad, the area of Shaikpet received the highest rainfall, amounting to 12.3 mm.
For the ongoing monsoon season, Telangana has witnessed a surplus of rainfall. The state has encountered an average rainfall of 582.4 mm, a notable contrast to the usual level of 466.9 mm. Of note, the district of Siddipet has observed the most significant deviation, amounting to 65 percent.
In Hyderabad’s context, the cumulative rainfall for the present monsoon season has reached 450.1 mm, surpassing the average of 363.3 mm. The most considerable deviation, reaching 49 percent, has been observed in the localities of Maredpally and Charminar.
Remarkably, even in an El Nino year, other districts within Telangana have also recorded an excess of rainfall.