IMD predicts normal to below normal monsoon for Telangana
Deccan Chronicle.| Aarti Kashyap
The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday predicted a normal monsoon for the nation, but the outlook did not look as bright for Telangana based on the probability rainfall forecast map. (DC)
Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday predicted a normal monsoon for the nation, but the outlook did not look as bright for Telangana based on the probability rainfall forecast map.
The map indicated about 35 to 55 per cent probability of below normal rainfall in the northern and central districts of Adilabad, Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, Jagtial, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Rajanna Sircilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapalli, Nizamabad, Siddipet, Warangal (Urban and Rural).
For the southern districts, the report predicted a 35 to 55 per cent probability of normal rainfall in Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet, Jogulamba Gadwal, Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Vikarabad and others.
With regard to the maximum temperatures in the state for the summer, the TS Development and Planning Society stated that 28 out of 33 districts recorded more than 40º Celsius maximum temperature with Adilabad recording the highest at 43.8ºC.
In the GHMC limits, the maximum temperature was 39.3ºC at Maitrivanam in Ameerpet.
IMD-Hyderabad director K. Nagaratna said that for the next three days the weather in the state was likely to remain dry as mainly low-level southeasterlies prevailed over the state and temperatures were likely to exceed 40ºC.
After three days, light to moderate rains or thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places over the state.
The city will continue to have dry weather for the next three days and skies will remain partly cloudy. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 37ºC and 24ºC respectively.