Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had been recording only isolated Monsoon rains for the past few days. Southwest Monsoon remained weak over both the adjoining states leading to reduced intensity of rains. Since yesterday, the intensity of rains has increased over Coastal Andhra and Telangana.
Moderate with isolated heavy spells occurred over many districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. However, Rayalaseema recorded light showers only in the past day also.
In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Ramagundam recorded heavy rain to the tune of 73.2 mm of rain, followed by Machilipatnam at 26.4 mm, Hyderabad 21.4 mm, Hanamkonda 15 mm, Vijayawada 14.8 mm, Nizamabad 14.2 mm, Kakinada 2.2 mm and Kalingapatnam 2 mm of rains.
In wake of these rains, the temperatures have dipped by 3°C to 4°C over many cities of Coastal Andhra and Telangana.
Further, light to moderate showers with isolated heavy Monsoon rains are expected for the next two to three days. In fact, Hyderabad will also continue to witness good rains. As per Skymet Weather, these rains would be attributed to a cyclonic circulation which is over South Chhattisgarh and adjoining regions.
However, Rayalseema will continue with subdued rainfall activities only. The sky conditions will remain cloudy to over cast.
As on July 5, Telangana is rain deficit by 4 percent. With these rains, the deficiency is likely to reduce. In fact, Coastal Andhra Pradesh is rain surplus by 9 percent which is expected to increase more. Meanwhile, 3 percent rain deficiency of Rayalaseema is not likely to improve. These hefty showers are also going to be beneficial for the sowing of paddy crops.
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