Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in a new forecast has issued an Orange alert for Telangana. The weather bulletin mentioned that rains would continue for a week and a few districts will witness moderate rain or thundershowers until October 22. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoons have shown withdrawal from some Coastal Parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The forecast department announced that districts such as Suryapet and Khammam have received heavy rainfall and are set to continue on October 16. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the rains usually withdraw by September. This year, due to the trough moving from Bihar to Telangana, the withdrawals have extended up to mid-October

Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist with Skymet (an independent weather observer body), told NewsMeter, “We expect rains to continue in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of Telangana for next 24 hours. Afterwards, the intensity will reduce with one or two moderate spells over coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of Telangana.” He added that the overall density of rains would be less in Telangana, while Coastal Karnataka and Rayalseema will have moderate rains.

As on October 15, Telangana has received 7% surplus rainfall. The normal for the state is 55.4 mm, whereas the state has received 59.3mm rainfall.

Mainly three types of Monsoon alerts are issued by IMD. The yellow warning is issued when the water in a river is above average flood level. An Orange alert is issued when the river is severely flooding, and a red alert is issued when the water breaches the higher flood level.

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