Hyderabad welcomes monsoon, Hyderabad witnessed light to moderate showers
The south-west monsoon officially entered in Telangana on Thursday morning and it will cover up the entire state in next 24 hours, announced the Hyderabad Centre of India Metrological Department.
Parts of the state including Hyderabad witnessed light to moderate showers since Thursday evening, resulting in a drop in temperatures. Apart from the monsoon, Telangana has also been advised to prepare for a potential locust attack, as the reports indicate the swarms may invade the state any time between June 20 and July 5th. Accordingly, 8 districts were put on alert.
As per IMD heavy rainfall is going to continue the next three days in some parts of the state. Dornakal in Mahabubnagar received the highest rainfall of 14% on Thursday by 8:30 am followed by 13 cm in Garla in the same district.
The city received heavy rainfall on Wednesday night with Abdullapumet recording 89.9 mm, followed by Serilingampally (79.8 mm), Pedda Amberpet ( 77.5 mm), Saroornagar (74.5mm). Districts Yadadri- Bhongir, Mulugu, Mahabubabad Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Adilabad and Khammam received heavy rainfall.
Last year the city of Nizams received 700 mm rainfall as against the normal of 621 mm – 13 % more than normal. Over the pre-monsoon season this year, from March to May, Hyderabad district has recorded 66 mm of rainfall – 11% less than the normal of 75 mm.