HYDERABAD: Hyderabad suffers deficit rainfall even after one month of arrival of southwest monsoon in the state. As per Hyderabad center of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall recorded in Hyderabad from June 1-July 5 is 87.2 mm against the normal rainfall of 127 mm, which is 32 per cent less.
Four other districts - Sircilla, Karimnagar, Malkajgiri and Vikarabad - also faced a deficit rainfall. Sircilla has recorded 59 pc less than normal rainfall followed by Karimnagar (33 pc less), Malkajgiri (30 pc less) and Vikarabad (24 pc less). As per IMD, if rainfall recorded is between -20 t0 -59 per cent, it falls in the category of ‘deficient’ rainfall. It is considered to be normal if the rainfall recorded vary between -19 to +19 per cent.
As per the IMD forecast on Thursday, while rainfall in Telangana is likely to be above normal in the first week of July, it might be normal or below normal the following weeks.
Speaking to Express Dr K Naga Ratna, head of weather forecasting division and scientist-D at IMD, Hyderabad, said if the rainfall remains below normal in July, it will have an adverse impact on agriculture.