The India Meteorological Department-Hyderabad (IMD-H) issued a light to moderate thunderstorm warning on Thursday, advising commuters to plan accordingly.
According to a news release issued by the Indian Meteorological Department at 11:15 a.m., rains are very likely in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Siddipet, Adilabad, Nirmal, Yadadri, and Nagarkurnool districts within the next three hours.
During the next three to four hours, light to moderate rains and thundershowers along with very intense spells (2-4 mm/hr) are very likely to occur in most parts of the city, said Dr. K Nagaratna, Director, IMD-H.
A number of private weather observers have issued alerts on Twitter as well. According to Telangana Weatherman, one such handle said: “Rains from Medchal spreading into Hyderabad. Rains will first start in Kapra, Dammaiguda, Alwal, Nagaram belt, and later into other parts of the city in the next one hour.”
According to another private observer, Hyderabad is expected to experience heavy rain within one to two hours.
July brings 125% excess rainfall
In July, Hyderabad received 125 percent more rainfall than usual due to the monsoon rains. The Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) reports a large excess rainfall of 144.2 mm against the normal mark of 38.1 mm.
After a dry period in June when the city was facing a monsoon deficiency, these rains have let denizens heave a sigh of relief. The highest rainfall of the month was recorded between July 6 and 13. The departure from normal in that week was 314 percent.
Since June 1, Hyderabad has received 511.0 mm of rain, including pre-monsoon showers before the official monsoon onset on July 14. Up to August 2, this is 218.6 mm more than normal for the season.
All districts in the State received excess to large amounts of rainfall in July. There was a record rainfall of 1011.2 mm in Nizamabad compared to normal rainfall of 252.6 mm.
TSDPS’s Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) predict moderate to heavy downpours at several locations over the next two days.
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