Hyderabad: Though monsoon appears to be two weeks away officially, people in the city woke up to a pleasant morning on Thursday after rains lashed the city on Wednesday night, which led to the day temperatures falling sharply.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, the day temperature on Thursday was 31.6 degrees Celsius, a seven-degree drop from the normal temperature this time of the season. Even the minimum temperature dropped by three degrees last night to settle at 23.1 degrees Celsius. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, during the last 24 hours, the highest rainfall of 34.7 mm was recorded at Ramachandrapuram while the maximum temperature of 35.7 degrees Celsius was recorded at Hayathnagar.

On the other hand, with the monsoon advancing into the South Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, south Kerala and south Tamil Nadu, Telangana was expected to get monsoon rains in another two weeks.
According to Dr K Nagaratna, Director, IMD, Hyderabad, the monsoon was expected to hit the State in the second week of June.

“And the rains then will be normal. The northeastern and northern parts of Telangana are likely to receive excess rainfall. The other parts will witness below to normal rainfall this year,” she said. Talking about the present weather conditions, she said the rains were due to a north-south trough running from Telangana to south Tamil Nadu. “There is also a cyclonic circulation over south Chhattisgarh and neighbouring States. We will see light to moderate rains in the city due to the same,” she added.

The IMD has also issued a thunderstorm warning for several districts of Telangana. As per the warning, thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, gusty winds between 30 and 40 kmph, and hailstorm were very likely to occur in districts including Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Wanaparthy and Rangareddy with heavy to very heavy rains for the next four days.
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