Winter months of December, January and February are the least rainiest period for the state of Telangana. State is far from the reach of western disturbance of north India. Cessation of Northeast Monsoon over south peninsula, nearly marks the end of rainy period. Rain and showers, thereafter are generally light and scanty for most parts.
Defying norms, some parts of the state have received heavy showers in the past 24hr. Nalgonda and Khammam recorded 54mm and 45mm rainfall respectively. These are record rainfall of 24hr for the last 10years or even more. Some other locations like Bhadrachalam, Warangal, Hanamkonda and Dindigul also witnessed light to moderate showers. Unseasonal showers were seen mainly confined to the eastern and southern parts of the state.
Unsettled weather conditions have resulted these untimely heavy showers. A cyclonic circulation is marked over southwest Bay of Bengal. This feature has activated easterly stream of winds across the coastline of Andhra Pradesh. Also, there is a cyclonic circulation over South Konkan and neighborhood. The remnant of western disturbance has now been pushing the rain belt over the eastern parts covering Chhattisgarh and Odisha. This also has the spill over effect for the state of Telangana.
Under the combined influence of these meteorological conditions, converging winds are likely for the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Along with Coastal Andhra Pradesh, rain and thundershowers will continue to attack eastern half of Telangana. Moderate rainfall is expected for Nalgonda, Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar, Bhupalpally, Bhadrachalam, Ramagundam, Suryapet and Mahabubabad. Spread and intensity of these rains will continue tomorrow also and reduce thereafter. Generally clear weather conditions can be expected from 16thJan onward and become further better for the entire duration of next week.