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Rain-deficit July to end on dry note

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | COREENA SUARES
Published Jul 27, 2018, 1:09 am IST
Updated Jul 27, 2018, 1:09 am IST
TS as a whole is rain surplus by 9 per cent, but over 15 districts including Hyderabad are in the deficit zone.
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Hyderabad: July, considered to be the peak monsoon month, is likely to end on a dry note, with no forecast of heavy rain in the last week. The met department said a fresh low pressure area over the West Central Bay of Bengal had failed to develop enough to cause rain in TS and AP.

The southwest monsoon has turned weak over Telangana state, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Telangana state as a whole is rain surplus by nine per cent, but over 15 districts including Hyderabad are in the deficit zone. While coastal Andhra Pradesh received 15 per cent surplus rain, Rayalseema is falling short by 33 per cent.

 

With patchy rainfall forecast in the last week of the month, the surplus and deficit percentages are expected to change drastically. Both states may go into the deficit zone if there is no heavy rainfall before July ends. Mr Mahesh Palwat, vice-president, meteorology and climate change, Skymet Weather, said a recently formed low pressure are over the Bay of Bengal had boosted hopes of the weak monsoon current being strengthened, but that did not happen as it moved north.

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