More Rains Likely in Telangana, AP Till October 7
This adds to the plenty - while Telangana received 6% excess rainfall during the four-month period from June to September, it was 10% above normal in Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad | 1st October 2019
The Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana may receive more rains as the withdrawal of the south-west monsoon is likely to be delayed till October 7, as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
50% excess rainfall during September helped the Telugu states register above normal rainfall during the south-west monsoon period spread from June to September. While Telangana received 6% excess rainfall during the four-month period, it was 10% above normal in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, according to the IMD.
Despite the nearly 40% deficit in June due to the delayed monsoon, and despite the sluggish movement of the monsoon during July, the heavy rains during the subsequent months helped both the states to overcome the shortfall.
For the entire four-month period, Telangana recorded 805.6 mm rainfall against the normal 759.6 mm. During September, the State received 241 mm rainfall against the normal 163.9 mm, an excess amount of 47%. Ten districts however still have deficits ranging from 4% to 23% this monsoon, with three districts registering deficient rainfall between 20% and 23%. Five districts had excess rainfall, while it was normal in the rest of the State.
The excess rainfall in Hyderabad during September was 116%. The city once again received heavy rains on Monday, inundating low-lying areas and affecting normal life.
The actual rainfall recorded in Andhra Pradesh during the same four-month period was 565.2 mm against the normal 514.4 mm. The rainfall was above normal in East Godavari and Guntur districts, and normal in the remaining eight districts. During September, the State received 229.1 mm rainfall against a normal of 152.5 mm, an excess amount of 50%.
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