Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, even as the city returned to cooler nights after a brief respite from the chill, issued an alert stating that heavy rains could occur in Hyderabad and across the state over the next three days.
Heavy rain was likely to occur in isolated locations in several districts, including Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri on Wednesday, according to the weather alert issued on Tuesday, while there was a possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rain on Thursday as well.
Lightning-accompanied thunderstorms were likely on Friday, the alert said. The districts likely to be affected were JogulambaGadwal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Vikarabad, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Yadadri-Bhongir, Jangaon, Nalgonda, Narayanpet and Khammam.
The sudden change in weather is due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal in the southwest, which has shifted west-northwest and intensified into the Nivar Cyclone Storm. During the next 24 hours, this was very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm, an IMD report stated.
“The Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram are very likely to be crossed around Puducherry around the evening of November 25 as a severe cyclone storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph raging to 120 kmph,” officials said.
The impact-based weather forecast for Wednesday by IMD said that municipal corporations can issue necessary advice to show alerts on restricted movement and to remain alert due to heavy rains.
Meanwhile the signs of a cold winter were back in the city on Monday after seeing very sultry weather over the last week, with minimum temperatures falling considerably to 15.4 degrees Celsius, which is one degree Celsius below average. (INN)