HYDERABAD: The southwest monsoon will arrive in Telangana on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Wednesday that conditions are favourable for further advancement of Southwest monsoon in some parts of Telangana in the next 24 hours.
It may be mentioned here that this year monsoon had an early onset over Kerala on May 29, ahead of the normal date of June 1. While last year too monsoon had an early onset over Kerala coast on May 30 but by the time monsoon reached Telangana, it was almost June 12. Southern districts of the state will be the first to experience monsoon showers. In 2016, monsoon reached TS as late as June 18.
As per the rainfall forecast by Telangana State Development Planning Society, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Nagarkurnool, Vikarabad and Nalgonda are expected to experience moderate rainfall (15.6mm-64.5mm) on Thursday and Hyderabad might experience some light showers. IMD says thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are likely on Thursday.