News By/Courtesy: Pramila | 08 Oct 2018 14:37pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the four rain-bearing months between June and September come to an end, the overall picture for Telangana looks good this year.
  • Telangana recorded normal rainfall for this monsoon season, 13 districts recorded deficient rainfall during southwest monsoon.
  • As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) the state recorded 742.4 millimeters (mm) from June 1 till September 30.

As the four rain-bearing months between June and September come to an end, the overall picture for Telangana looks good this year. Telangana recorded normal rainfall for this monsoon season, 13 districts recorded deficient rainfall during southwest monsoon. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) the state recorded 742.4 millimeters (mm) from June 1 till September 30. It is just 2 percent lower than the average 759.2 mm, a fluctuation which is considered normal. A deficiency greater than 19% is termed deficient monsoon.  At the district level, districts located in northern and eastern parts of the state like Asifabad, Adilabad, Peddapalle and Khammam have recorded rainfalls in excess or normal levels. Adilabad recorded the highest rainfall in the state as is usually the case during monsoon. With the formation of weather systems in the west and west central Bay of Bengal mostly favoring northern Telangana districts. Districts in southern parts of the state like Sangareddy, Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Malkajgiri were left parched for better rains. “The transition phase from monsoon will see changes in wind patterns. Right now, in Hyderabad, the winds are light with varying directions,” said B.Raja Rao, a meteorologist at IMD Hyderabad. He added that the rainfall being witnessed in parts of the state in recent past can be attributed to localized thunderstorms. On Saturday, the maximum temperature in the remained higher than normal. Hyderabad recorded 33.2 degree Celsius. Heating during the day resulted in cloud formation and brief but moderate spells of rain last week. The IMD has forecast similar thunderstorm activity in the city this week.   

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 08 Oct 2018 14:41pm IST


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