28 September Hyderabad(India): It was a rain-drenched farewell, for the Saddhula Bathukamma celebrations, with heavy rains lashing several parts of the State on Thursday.
Going by the forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there are chances of heavy rainfall occurring at isolated places across the State on Friday as well.
In a warning issued for the State, officials from IMD said: “Thunderstorm associated with heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana.”
Officials attribute the torrential rainfall to a cyclonic circulation which is seen over west central Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh Coast and adjoining South Odisha.
“Apart from the cyclonic circulation, there is also a trough which is running from this system up to North Kerala across Rayalaseema and South Karnataka. Under the influence of such weather systems, there is heavy rainfall activity over the State,” said Dr Y K Reddy, director, IMD Hyderabad.
According to meteorologists from private weather forecasting units like Skymet Weather, this circulation would gradually shift eastwards. Until that time thundershowers will continue over the region for another 48 hours, which will increase the humidity levels and result in a drop in day temperatures.
However, towards the end of the day, there were reports that the State would have to brace for three cyclones in the month of October. Incidentally, meteorologists rubbished these claims and said that there was no way that a cyclone could be predicted at such a long-range.
“In western countries, they follow a prediction model which perceives the weather based on the sea-surface temperatures. But, nothing of the sort is followed in India, and there is no chance of such cyclones occurring in the Indian Ocean,” said Y V Rama Rao, meteorologist, Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS).