Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy rains at isolated places in Telangana till July 24.

In its weather forecast, the IMD said predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana.

The IMD warned that rainwater may inundate the roads in low-lying areas. It urged people to restrict their movements.

On Thursday, the downpour caused water-logging in several parts of the city. V. Mamatha, Zonal Commissioner of GHMC, Kukatpally urged the citizens to avoid travel unless it is urgent. “All our staff and monsoon emergency teams are on alert,” she said

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Mahesh Palawat, the head of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said there will be heavy rains for the next two days in the state. “From Saturday, it will start receding. We can expect dry weather for the next two-three days later. A cyclonic circulation is over coastal Andhra Pradesh and the trough is standing up to Vidhrava across Telangana,” he said.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Kulcharam of Medak district received 108.8 rainfall, the highest in the state so far, till 8:30 am on Thursday.

“A trough in sea level chart runs from Chhattisgarh to south Tamil Nadu across Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The cyclonic circulation over North Interior Karnataka and neighborhood at 1.5 km above mean sea level has become less marked. The north­south trough from North Interior Karnataka to interior Tamil Nadu across South Interior Karnataka extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea level has become less marked,” reads the IMD’s weather inference for July 22.

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