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Rain pattern takes a U-turn in Hyderabad

Rain pattern takes a U-turn in Hyderabad
Water logs on the streets of Hyderabad after a heavy rainfall

Hyderabad: The year of 2017 is witnessing an opposite rain pattern that of which it has seen in 2016. There were no rains in June, followed by heavy ones in July in 2016. However, this year the rain was bountiful in June, while July has been largely dry.

The state received 54 per cent excess rainfall in June, while in July it has fallen to 12 per cent. Hyderabad had 63 per cent surplus rain in June, which has dropped to 20 percent. Districts like Adilabad and Nizamabad are seeing rainfall deficit, which could affect the ongoing Haritha Haram drive, reports DC.

About Haritha Haram

The program of Haritha Haram is a drive of afforestation launched on July 3, 2015, by the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The program aims for covering the State of Telangana with trees up to 33 % of the total geographical area.

Mr. Y.K. Reddy, the director, IMD-Hyderabad when asked about the rainfall pattern said, “Every monsoon is unique. There are no particular reasons for excess or deficient rain.”
The status is likely to change, thanks to the southwest monsoon currents turning active from Friday. Rain intensity is likely to increase by July 18 and 19. Weather officials said the city would witness cloudy skies with the maximum temperature staying at 31ºC and humidity around 72 per cent.