Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Lack of a marked low pressure coupled with delayed monsoons has affected rainfall in the city and the State, Director, Meteorological Centre M. Satya Kumar said. However, he said the monsoon had indeed picked up in the last two weeks. “Last week there has been an improvement, with some rain in North coastal Andhra and North Telangana regions,” he said adding that 8 to 9 cms of rainfall was recorded over the last two days.

Weak monsoon

Asked about the weak monsoon, he said rainfall in the State depended upon the low pressure conditions in the Bay of Bengal and due to lack of low pressure systems; the State was not experiencing full rainfall activity. He said while the districts of northern Andhra were witnessing moderate rainfall, those in the southern part of the State were experiencing subdued activity.

“If a well-marked low pressure develops in North coastal Andhra, then South Andhra too will experience better rainfall activity,” Mr. Satya Kumar said, hoping that more showers would be received over the next month.