Hyderabad: The heavy spell that slashed the State on Thursday did not provide relief to the state’s monsoon deficit. Though there was wide-spread rain across the state, Telangana continues to remain in shortfall belt. The state is currently 10 percent deficit, with 22 districts out of 31 falling short to meet its average rainfall for the month as per data up to August 10. The south-west monsoon currents that were normal over the state as on Thursday turned weak within 24 hours.
Rain occurred at a few places on Friday but the dry spell prevailed over Hyderabad with maximum temperatures ranging over 30 degrees. The dry spell followed because of the shift of depression from Odisha to northern India. The weather system has moved away from Central India towards Madhya Pradesh and therefore the rains over TS will reduce.
Currently there is no weather warning for the State; the forecast for the city is that rain or thunder-showers could occur towards evening or night.
The sky observer told this newspaper, “The intensity of the rain is likely to lessen as the days pass; currently there is no weather system to boost the weak monsoon currents. The State will continue to receive light to moderate rainfall up to August 15. Telangana needs a cycle of a heavy spell to meet its average rainfall.”