Hyderabad: The monsoon currents have picked up intensity and heavy rains lashed many districts in the state since early Wednesday.
Khammam received close to 10 cm rainfall in five hours in the morning followed by a strong spell in Medak district. The upper air circulation which turned into depression over the Bay of Bengal strengthened the current, resulting in heavy rains accompanied by a strong gale.
The single strong spell will not reduce the deficit. The state needs more rains to cross the minus figure.
Currently, out of 10 original districts which also cover the newly formed 31 mandal-turned districts of Telangana, eight major districts fall in the deficit table. They are: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga Reddy and Warangal. While two districts Hyderabad and Khammam are surplus by a low margin.
The state is supposed to have around 43.67 cm of rainfall. However, it is a staggering figure with 37.47 cm, a deficit of 14 per cent. During the last 24 hours the south-west monsoon currents, which have been weak since July-end, picked up pace.
Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh will continue to receive heavy rains in the coming days.