IMD Predicts 98% Seasonal Rains; Monsoon to Reach Telugu States by June 8

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Tuesday that India would receive good rainfall this season.

New Delhi: After the scorching summer, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Tuesday that India would receive good rainfall this season.

Addressing a press conference, IMD Director Gen KG Ramesh said that since the El Nino weather condition eased, the country might receive better rainfall than predicted earlier.

Giving details about the monsoon rains, he said rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2017 south-west monsoon season (June- September) is most likely to be normal with 96 percent to 104 percent of Long Period Average (LPA).

Quantitatively, the monsoon season rainfall for the country as a whole is likely to be 98 percent of the LPA with a model error of ±4 percent.

Rainfall Over Different Parts of the Country

The season rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of LPA over North-West India, 100 percent of LPA over Central India, 99 percent of LPA over South Peninsula, and 96 percent of LPA over North- East India.  All of the projections with a model error of ± 8 percent.

Monthly (July and August) Rainfall Over the Country as a Whole

The rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 96 percent of its LPA during July and 99 percent of LPA during August, both with a model error of ± 9 percent.

The IMD chief confirmed that Monsoon is expected to reach Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal by June 13-14.

The monsoon is likely to reach Goa, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh by June 8, and the financial capital Mumbai by June 13-14.

Monsoon rains will hit the national capital by month-end. The south-west monsoon has arrived over Kerala and the parts of Northeastern States.

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Monsoon To Reach AP, TS Soon

People of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana can look forward to early monsoon as south-west monsoon is approaching fast. Hyderabad has already experienced showers.

Hyderabad: Good news to the people of the Telugu States. The south-west monsoon is going to hit soon. According to a local weather bureau, it is expected to reach Rayalaseema border within the next 48 hours.

Since the monsoon advanced into the northeast parts of Bay of Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya, the conditions are favourable for it to reach Rayalaseema as predicted said the Met department officials said.

While parts of twin cities received rainfall on Friday evening, there has been a considerable rise in maximum temperatures over the past 24 hours in a few parts of Telangana.

On Friday evening Secunderabad, Begumpet, Nampally, Red Hills, Jubilee Hills and Basheer Bagh received moderate rainfall while the a maximum of 39.7 degrees Celsius was recorded during the day.

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Pre-monsoon showers give respite to residents of twin cities, experts say it is temporary

Hyderabad: As heat wave conditions are roasting the residents of Hyderabad, pre-monsoon showers on Saturday and Sundayevening across the twin cities provided a little respite.

With this the overall temperatures have dropped by one or two degree Celsius, claimed the officials of the Indian Meteorological Department.. They even predicted more showers in the City and Telangana.

Saying that they have issued a thunder warning for a few places in Hyderabad on Monday, the IMD official told a leading newspaper, that it all depends on the moisture present in the atmosphere. “As winds are blowing from Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea, there is enough moisture, which is leading to pre mansoon showers,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Skymet Weather reported that a trough that was running from Maharashtra across Karnataka and Rayalaseema area had been infusing moisture over the region.

A cyclonic storm that was brewing in the southwest Bay of Bengal fed  off moisture in its surroundings, led to the sharp escalation in the temperature.

However, the present relief is temporary and the temparatures are expected to shoot up again soon , warn the experts.

An expert from Skymet told Times of India that, “These showers will occur during the latter afternoon or evening only though. Though the showers will provide significant relief, it will only be momentary.”

As the temperatures soared in the State, government declared summer holidays for all schools much early.

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