HYDERABAD: Heavy rains over the last three days have brought Telangana from a deficit to rainfall surplus zone. The downpour meant the state crossed the average of 74 cm rainfall by five cm and stood at 79 cm, with only the districts of Jogulamba Gadwal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Vikarabad, Sangareddy and Ranga Reddy indicating a shortfall.
Warangal Urban, Kothagudem, Karimnagar, Kumaram Bheem, Nizamabad and Hyderabad received high levels of surplus rains, with the state capital showing an excess of 15 percent.
Similar is the case with coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. The coastal belt received 11 percent excess rainfall, with East Godavari, Guntur and Srikakulam districts recording the highest rains. Rayalaseema, considered a dry area, is surplus by 13 percent, with Chitoor and Kurnool registering the maximum rainfall.
With the IMD predicting isolated rains for the coming days, rainfall figures are not expected to see a drastic change....