According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, the onset of monsoon over Telangana began around June 5, marking an early onset by almost a week. Last year, the onset of monsoon began on June 11 and covered the entire state by the next day. This year, it took almost a week for the monsoon to cover the state.
With the advancement of the northern limit of monsoon further towards Arabian sea, conditions are becoming favourable for complete coverage of the south-west monsoon into remaining parts of the state by Thursday.
“The northern limits of monsoon extends up to Bhadrachalam and is likely to advance further. Complete coverage of monsoon is likely to occur by June 10, as remaining parts of the state are yet to be covered,” said Naga Ratna, in-charge director, IMD, Hyderabad.
Following the onset of southwest monsoon, Hyderabad city is likely to receive light to moderate rains at isolated places during evening or night hours over the next few days. Due to the cloud overcast, the maximum temperature dropped by a sharp six degree Celsius on Wednesday to 31 degree Celsius and the humidity levels rose up to 60%.
According to the IMD, an upper air cyclonic circulation lays over the east central and adjoining north east Bay of Bengal. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal on June 11.
“The low pressure area will become more marked by June 12 resulting in heavy to very heavy rainfall in many districts of Telangana. Red warning has been issued for district Komaram Bheem, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Peddapalli, Mulugu, Bhadadri Kothagudem as they are expected to witness extremely heavy rainfall on June 12 and June 13,” said Naga Ratna.