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Hyderabad receives 62% excessive rain in June this year

Hyderabad: Unlike 6% excess rain the previous year, Hyderabad has received 62 percent excessive rainfall in the month of June this year. Ranga Reddy district recorded 81 percent surplus rainfall and Mahbubnagar 91 percent. Overall Telangana state is witnessing a good amount of rain.

Usually, rainfall occurs in the month of July and August, but this year rain has broken the previous year’s record of 111.2 mm (11cm) and has received 180.3 mm (18 cm) in the current month.

Director of Indian Meteorological Department-Hyderabad Y.K. Reddy told DC that there is no significant reason for the surplus rain. “Every monsoon is unique. The monsoon in AP and TS this year will see extreme rainfall events. This means that the two states, instead of receiving their average rainfall spread over four months, from June to September, can expect to get half the quantity in just one month.”

This phenomenon is called flash rains. “Extreme rainfall events do not allow rainy days at a stretch but will include moderate to heavy rains for 24 hours and scanty rain in the rest of the days,” Mr Reddy said. The state is under warning for heavy rainfall in all districts on June 28 and 29.

There is an active monsoon stream over TS, Vidarbha, Coastal AP and Odisha along with a cyclonic circulation lying over north-west Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast, which are adding the humidity as well as winds to the weather.