Rainfall activity will be below normal over next week: Met Dept

Rainfall activity will be below normal over next week: Met Dept
Hyderabad witnessed heavy rainfall in several parts of the city on Monday resulting in flood-like situation in few places. (Pics. Mazher)

The Met Department on Friday said that the overall rainfall activity is likely to be slightly below normal over the Telangana state during the next one week from 22nd to 28th July.

“Based on the Weather Model run at TSDPS of Planning Department and other available numerical guidance from National Centers (IMD and other centers), it indicates that, with the shifting of active Monsoon conditions to the northern parts of the country, the prevailing subdued Monsoon conditions over the state are expected to continue till 25th July and subsequently, the monsoon activity is expected to improve with the possibility of formation of a low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal during 2nd half of the week,” Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) Weather Forecast Consultant Y.V. Rama Rao said on Friday.

Therefore, light to moderate rainfall at a few places may occur in all 31 districts of Telangana next week.

Monsoon remained active during the last one week over Telangana state with excess rainfall (+36%) received over the state with seasonal rainfall being surplus by +17% from 01st June to 21st July. In association with the Monsoon Depression over Northwest Bay of Bengal-Odisha and neighbourhood   during the week, light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places with isolated heavy rainfall at a few places over the state.

The highest rainfall of 93.0mm was recorded at Kothaguda (Mahabubabad) on 17th July and 92.3 mm at Madhira (Khammam) on 18th July during the week. (INN)