Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains or thundershowers likely to occur in the city in the next 48 hours, which might result in falling of trees and electric poles. The IMD has also predicted water pooling on roads and low-lying areas in most places. The other districts in the state might also witness heavy rain in isolated places. Experts said that considering the situation, even a moderate rainfall could do considerable damage in several areas.
Officials said that after the continuous downpour, the water started receding on Sunday.
The dams near the city are filled with water. The Hussain Sagar in the middle of the city is at full tank level and the water at Osman Sagar is at 1,785 feet. The four gates of the Himayat Sagar are open. 9 crest gates of Musi river has also been lifted.
The state’s average rainfall has been recorded at 13.3 mm against the normal 4.5 mm. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, 193 mandals received an excess of 20 to 59 per cent rainfall, while 262 mandals received more than 60 per cent rainfall.
Meanwhile, 120 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 14 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till 17 October.
“The cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh coast persists and now extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level. A cyclonic circulation lies over the east-central Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood between 2.1 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to develop over the same region during the next 24 hours and become more prominent,” said IMD weather interference on 18 October.
Meanwhile, 19 people who were shifted to relief camp of GHMC has been tested positive of COVID in past four days. In 165 relief camps, around 2,000 flood victims showed the symptoms related to the COVID. Later, all these people tested for COVID.
The positive COVID patients have been shifted to the government hospital for the treatment. Till now, 16,000 people have been screened for the COVID in the relief camps.