Monsoon is delayed, yet Hyderabad gets 3cm rain

There was no mention of when the rains would arrive in Telangana

Hyderabad: The onset of the monsoon over Andhra Pradesh has been delayed again. The IMD had predicted on Friday that the monsoon will arrive in the state in 48 hours, or by Sunday.

In Saturday’s report, however, the Indian Meteorological Department said the monsoon would now set in on Monday.

There was no mention of when the rains would arrive in Telangana. IMD officials said it would take up to four days to reach Telangana, depending on the conditions.

However, in Hyderabad, a sudden downpour brought traffic to a halt on roads where work was going on for the State Formation Day celebrations near Tank Bund and Begumpet.

Three centimetre of rainfall was recorded in Hyderabad on Saturday night. The downpour resulted in cancellation of some events at Golconda, Shilparamam, People’s Plaza, Chowmahalla Palace and Charminar.

Elsewhere in Telangana, there was rain in Khammam, Warangal and Ranga Reddy districts. On Saturday, the monsoon reached Mangaluru and Mysuru in Karnataka and Salem and Cuddalore in TN.

The monsoon has covered all the northeastern states and some parts of Sikkim. Almost all districts of AP received pre-monsoon rains, with Gudivada in Krishna district recording 11 cm.

Prathipadu and Amalapuram in East Godavari district received 9 cm of rainfall Five people died in rain-related incidents in East Godavari, taking the toll to eight. The dead included a 14-year-old who died when an electric wire fell on him.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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