Telangana gets first monsoon rainfall

Sat 22 Jun 2019, 11:20:30
In Telangana, several parts of the state are receiving light to moderate rainfall following the onset of the Southwest monsoon after a delay of about two weeks.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared South-West monsoon in the State on Friday. Most parts of Telangana received rains including Hyderabad and remaining parts of the State are likely to be covered in one or two days, IMD officials said.

“The rainfall in June month is expected to be below normal while overall seasonal rainfall is expected to be close to normal. There would no more heat wave conditions in the State and there is no chance of drought-like situation”, said YK Reddy, Director IMD Hyderabad.

People have got much-awaited relief due to light to moderate rainfall that several parts in Telangana state are witnessing for

the past two days.

After a spell of severe heat wave and experience of scorching heat for an extended period of about two weeks, the onset of monsoon has brought cheers to people, especially the farming community.

The met officials in the state are predicting near-normal rainfall of about 755mm during the season. However, the rainfall expected during the current month, which is sowing month, is expected to be below normal.

With traffic literally coming to a standstill at major thoroughfares in Punjagutta, Madhapur and Gachibowli due to heavy rains, commuters thronged metro stations, especially Hitec City and Durgam Cheruvu stations on Friday night. Almost all the metro stations along the stretch were packed with commuters who were returning home from office.

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