After reeling under severe heat wave and intense weather conditions for over a month, Telangana is set to experience rains as the southwest monsoon is likely to arrive early this year.
Monsoon Raaga is currently in the last phase, and it is at this juncture that Yasha Shivakumar is brought onboard.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday reviewed the disaster preparedness ahead of the monsoon season at a meeting of top officials.
IMD says that due to the presence of very strong systems in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, rain has intensified.
It said isolated heavy rainfall was expected over TN from Monday to Wednesday & over Lakshadweep area over next two days, extremely heavy falls are also likely over coastal & south interior Karnataka.
IMD said that heatwave conditions are likely to reduce significantly in intensity and distribution over Northwest & Central India from Monday.
Initial monsoon rains are experienced over south Andaman Sea and the monsoon winds then advance north-westwards across the Bay of Bengal.
In the last 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Friday, rainfall occurred at several places over Rayalaseema and at few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Met officials say onset of South West Monsoon expected to be earlier than normal
Nellore Collector KVN Chakradhar Babu visited Kotireddy Gunta and Tirupati Kunta, which faced inundation due to heavy rains for the last three days.
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Weather scientists said that extended range forecasts have consistently suggested favourable conditions for early monsoon onset over Kerala and its northward movement.
Officials said that this was mainly on account of moisture-laden easterly winds blowing over Delhi and surrounding region, which induced the rain. Easterly winds are known to make the nights warmer.
The GHMC, Hyderabad and Cyberabad Police Commissionerates last year identified over 300 water stagnation points and 350 road vulnerable points across the city.
IMD has predicted a 'normal' monsoon for this year or 99 per cent of the Long Period Average of 87 cm and Skymet has earlier said that the 2022 southwest monsoon could be 'normal'.