Orange alert: IMD forecasts heavy rains in Telangana, urge people to restrict movement

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Oct 2020 7:39 AM GMT
Orange alert: IMD forecasts heavy rains in Telangana, urge people to restrict movement

Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted very heavy rains at isolated places in different parts of Telangana for the next 48 hours.

It also predicted thunderstorm accompanied by lightning to occur at isolated places over Telangana.

Director of Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management, GHMC said that there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall over the entire city in the next 30 minutes from 1 noon. Citizens are requested to stay indoors and take precautions. DRF teams alerted and on the field.

IMD also said flooding and waterlogging will occur in the low lying areas of Telangana. The uprooting of trees and electric poles may occur which can lead to a disruption of transport in some areas.

IMD asked the authorities to regulate road, rail, and air traffic effectively. MET also asked people to restrict their movement.

Since 8:30 am on Tuesday, Saroornagar in the city received 10.8 mm of rainfall

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, cumulative rainfall from June 1to October 19 was recorded at 1231.3 mm against normal of 798.2 mm with a deviation of 54%.

It also said that 196 mandals received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 percent, while 259 mandals received more than 60 percent of rainfall.

Around 120 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 14 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till October 19.

The highest rainfall of 65.5 mm was recorded at Matur Mandal in the Nalgonda district of the state.

“The upper air cyclonic circulation over East-central Bay of Bengal & neighborhood now lies over central Bay of Bengal & neighborhood and extends up to 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. An east-west trough runs roughly along 14°N across peninsular India and cyclonic circulation over central Bay of Bengal & neighborhood between 1.5 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height. The cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal off the south Andhra Pradesh coast has become less marked,” reads IMD inference on October 19

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