If the forecast comes true, then this will be the second consecutive year of a below normal rainfall.
The meteorological department has said the onset of the monsoon is likely on October 8 in view of the favourable conditions.
Half of the minor irrigation tanks in Telangana remain dry even after four months of southwest monsoon. And that spells trouble for farmers in the new crop season.
The onset of monsoon over the southern state marks the commencement of the four-month long rainy season in the country.