The Nalgonda district in Telangana received a record rainfall on Tuesday night registering 20cm in six hours. This marks the first time in 119 years that the area is receiving heavy showers in a brief period. Last year, the rainfall in the region was 19.8cm. Previously, the district received record rainfall of 200mm in 24 hours on October 26, 2013. Following Nalgonda, Ibrahimpeta of the district recorded rainfall of 132.5mm and 132.3mm in Athmakuru.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall warning for the next three days in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. “Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in all districts of Telangana and isolated places in all districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tanam and Rayalseema,” IMD forecast said.
KV Reddy, Director of IMD, Hyderabad, said, “For the next three days we have given heavy rainfall warning to both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. You can expect heavy showers especially in the South-West Telangana and complete Andhra Pradesh.”
Reportedly, the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana as heavy rainfall lashed around 26 regions in the state last night. Hyderabad also received heavy rain and Begumpet in the district received the highest rainfall of 15.5mm. Public transport services to LB Nagar, Ibrahimpatnam, Koti, and Uppal were suspended due to heavy rains.
In Andhra Pradesh, Rayalseema received the heaviest downpour. Several water bodies overflowed, causing flash floods in nine mandals — Nandyal, Allagadda, Mahanandi, Chagalamarri, Rudravaram, Sirivella, Gospadu, Dornipadu, and Koilakuntla. Water also submerged the ancient Mahanandeeswara Swamy temple.
Andhra Pradesh: Flood water enters the premises of Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple in Kurnool district. Kundu river in the district is overflowing with flood water. pic.twitter.com/iuWJ7W233P
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