Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in different districts of Telangana for the next 24 hours.

IMD said Adilabad, Kumarambheem, Mancheral, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Siddipeta, Jayashanka Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Warangal Urban and Rural, Mahabubabad, Jangaon, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Khammam, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, Hyderabad and Nagarkurnool districts will receive heavy rain in the next 24 hours.

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

The IMD also predicted that massive flood and waterlogging in many parts of the low lying area in districts of Telangana. They also predicted massive damage to trees and electric poles leading to disruption of transport in some areas of the districts for a few hours to a few days. They also warned that the reservoirs will overflow or reach to the danger level. They also forecasted that the agriculture lands will be submerged leading to crop damage.

The IMD also asked the authorities to restrict the movement of people in the affected areas. They also asked the municipal corporation to take appropriate action to control the water-borne disease.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, during the last 24 hours, the highest Rainfall of 150.8 mm was recorded at Thirumalagiri Mandal in Suryapet district, while Alwal received 43.4 mm of rainfall, the highest in the city.

Nirmal, Rajanna Sircilla, Jayashankar, Medak, Medchal Malkajgiri, Jangaon, Nalgonda, Mahabubabad, Suryapet, Khammam and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts received heavy rainfall of more than 64.5 mm in the last 24 hours.

Around 11 districts received above 64.4 mm of rainfall, four districts received below 15.6 mm of rainfall and all other districts received 15.6 to 64.4mm rainfall.

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The cumulative rainfall in the state from June 1 to September 13, 2020, has been recorded at 881.2 mm against normal of 653.9. The rainfall is 35 percent higher than the normal.

It also said that 193 mandals received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 percent, while 160 mandals received more than 60 percent of rainfall.

Around 202 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 34 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till September 12.

“Under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over West-central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast, a low-pressure area has formed over West-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast at 05.30 hrs IST on 13th September 2020. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to become more marked.” read the IMD’s weather inference for Sunday.

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