Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy rains in Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Kamareddy, Komaram Bheem, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Peddapali, Karimnagar, Rajanna Sircilla, Mahabubabad, Malugu, Jayashankar Bhpalapalle, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Bhadradri Kothagudem, and Khammam districts in Telangana for the next two days.
It also predicted light to moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers in the city for the next two days. The IMD also warned that rainwater may inundate the roads in low-lying areas. It urged people to restrict their movement.
Mahesh Palawat, the head of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said there will be heavy rain in northern districts of the Telangana for the next 24 hours.
“The intensity will go down after 24 hours. Because of the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, the cloud will travel towards Chhattisgarh. Southern districts will get moderate rain and day after tomorrow the intensity will be very low,” he said.
According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Lingampally received 34 mm of rains, the highest in the city. Alur in Nizamabad district received the highest rainfall of 171 mm in the state.
It also said that 153 Mandals of the state have received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 percent. Around 83 Mandals have received more than 60 percent rainfall. Meanwhile, 90 Mandals witnessed a rain deficit.
“Under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulations over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, a low-pressure area has formed over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal off Odisha-North, Andhra Pradesh coast at 0530 Hrs IST of August 9 and lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Odisha Gangetic West Bengal coast at 0830Hrs of August 9. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists. A cyclonic circulation lies over interior Tamil Nadu and neighborhood at 7.6kms above mean sea level,” read the IMD’s weather inference issued on August 9.