Hyderabad Sept. rainfall close to all-time record

City’s rainfall this September is approaching its all-time record and with more rain in store in the next few days, the year 2016 may rewrite Hyderabad’s weather history.

According to rainfall data from India Meteorological Department, compiled by private weather services provider Skymet, the city received 407 mm rain in September. Not only is this higher than a 30-year normal of 132 mm, it is also higher than the rainfall recorded this month in the last decade. Rainfall this September is just 92 mm short of the all-time record of 499 mm reported in 1908.

Two low-pressure systems this month gave the city very heavy spells of rainfall, making up for the 20-day dry spell witnessed in August. The current well-marked low pressure system and associated upper air circulation extending up to 7 km are expected to bring more rain in the next two days in Telangana.

“We have issued heavy rainfall alert until September 27 as the system hovers over the region adjoining Telangana, south Chattisgarh and Vidarbha,” an IMD meteorologist said.

On Saturday, while Hyderabad witnessed relatively small amount of rain during the day, surrounding districts witnessed heavy rain. Armoor in Nizamabad recorded 39 cm of rain, the highest for the State. Matnoor in the same district also reported very heavy rainfall. Adilabad, Warangal, Rangareddy, Karimnagar and Mahabubnagar also recorded heavy rainfall.

Skymet Chief Meteorologist Mahesh Palawat said rain intensity would see a gradual decline towards the end of the month before picking up.

“The intensity of rain in the first week of October may not be like what was experienced in the past few days,” he said, adding that another low-pressure system developing in the Bay of Bengal did not seem strong enough at the moment to bring very heavy rainfall in the city.

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