Wettest 2.5 years for state since Telangana formed | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Since the formation of Telangana in 2014, the past two and a half years have been the wettest for the state. The Telangana State Development Planning CorporationUpdated Mean Actual Annual Data (TSDPS) (in the Weather and Climate Report) revealed that in the years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 the state received the highest actual annual precipitation.
Precipitation in those two years was 46.1% and 30% more than the normal precipitation (three-decade average) the state experienced in the previous three decades due to rainfall intensity. Unsurprisingly, meteorological experts attribute this to altered climatic conditions – a similar phenomenon that has been observed across South Asia.
Part of the updated version of “Telangana Weather and Climatology”, which will be released this week, shows that in 2020-2021, 1,322.4 mm of actual annual precipitation was received statewide, or 46 .1% more than the normal annual precipitation. received in the previous 30 years, i.e. 905.4 mm.
The following year, in 2021-2022, the actual annual precipitation was 1,180.6 mm, an increase of 30% from the normal precipitation of the previous three decades of 905.4 mm. Until July this year, there was 111% more actual precipitation than the normal precipitation of the previous three decades.
The change in the precipitation regime has been so noticeable in recent years compared to the early years of state formation, given that in 2014-2015 the actual annual precipitation received was 682 mm, which was 24.7% insufficient compared to three decades. average precipitation of 905.4 mm.
In 2016-17 (13%) and 2019-20 (14%), the state received more actual rainfall. Former Managing Director of Indian Department of Meteorology KG Ramesh said: “It is evident that the warmer the earth becomes, the greater the ability of clouds to retain water and turn into rain. Climate change is responsible for excessive temperatures and precipitation throughout South Asia. This is evident in many states of India, including Telangana.”
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