Hyderabad: Rainfall was uneven in August with the result that the Cumulative rainfall for the month showed a deficit of 5 per cent. For the first few days of September, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in most of the districts.
It is likely that the Ganesh Chathurthi will be a wet affair at many places, with rainfall being predicted till September 3.
The state has so far received rainfall of 564.5 mm as against the normal of 595.7 mm since the onset of monsoon season in June.
Twentythree districts are still reeling under deficit, with the shortfall being the highest at Jogulamba Gadwal at 39 per cent.
Only six districts have received surplus rainfall, the highest being Warangal Urban at 25 per cent. Two districts, Peddapalli and Rajanna Sircilla, received normal rainfall. Moderate to heavy rains were reported in many parts of the state on Saturday, which actually brought the deficit down from seven per cent to five on the last day of the month.
Sultanabad in Peddapalli districts received the highest rainfall of 80 mm followed by Jogipet in Sangareddy with 70 mm.
Most areas of the city received rainfall on Saturday, and the overall was measured at 5.8 mm. Hayatnagar topped the chart with 59.5 mm....