Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday forecasted heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Hyderabad and neighboring districts.
Issuing a red alert, IMD said extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) may occur at isolated places in Medchal Malkajgiri, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Medak, and Rangareddy districts.
IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) likely to occur in, Adilabad, Komaram Bheem-Asifabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Jagtial Nizamabad, Rajanna Sirsilla, Kamareddy Vikarabad, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jangaon, Siddipet, Mulugu, Bhadradri kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, and Kamareddy districts.
Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur at few places in Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy districts of Telangana. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed up to 30-40 Kmph) very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana.
Due to rain, the IMD has warned that there will be flooding /water logging in few parts of low lying areas in districts of Telangana, disruption of rail/road transport in the few areas of the districts for a few hours, electricity, and other social disturbances for a few hours, drainage clogging, agricultural lands may submerged and also there may be crop damage and reservoirs water levels increase/overflow of lakes
"The cyclonic circulation over South Odisha, North Andhra Pradesh coasts now lie over south Chhattisgarh and neighborhood and extend up to mid tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height," said IMD inference on Thursday.
Telangana state recorded cumulative rainfall of 343.1 mm from June 1 to July 14 against normal 226.4 mm with a deviation of 52 percent. The average cumulative rainfall in GHMC areas from June 1 to July 14 is 243.3 mm against normal 169.1 mm with a deviation of 43.9 percent.
Heavy Rain on Wednesday
The southwest monsoon was vigorous over Telangana during the 24 hours. Chegunta in Medak district recorded 226.5 mm of rain, while Abdulapurmet in Rangareddy recorded 216 mm rain from Wednesday 8:30 am to Thursday 8:30 am.
Several areas in Hyderabad recorded 100-200 mm of rainfall last night. Bandlaguda recorded 212.5 mm of rain, while Vanasthalipuram recorded 192.3 mm of rain. Overall, the city received 69 mm of rain. July 14 was the third rainiest day in the month for Hyderabad in the last ten years. As per Indian Meteorological Centre in Hyderabad, the city recorded 115.1 mm of rains on July 21, 2012, followed by 86.4 mm on July 12, 2013.
As the Musi reservoir, located near Kethepally in Nalgonda district, continues to receive heavy inflows, the Irrigation Department has commenced discharging the floodwater by lifting four of its crest gates.
Meanwhile on Thursday Himayat Sagar, which has become overflowing. Himayat Sagar Crest gates are likely to be lifted as the water level rises. Authorities warn people in the Musi waterbed to be vigilant.
Meanwhile Director Of Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management, GHMC said that All Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams & officers on the field monitoring the situation. They advised citizens to stay indoors & dial 100 or 040-29555500 for any emergency assistance.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday night Rachakonda Police rescued 30 people, who were stuck in waterlogging caused due to heavy rain from Mallikarjuna Nagar, Ayyappa Colony, LB Nagar areas were shifted to Nagole community hall.