Red alert: IMD warns of heavy rains, waterlogging in Telangana

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Oct 2020 7:01 AM GMT
Red alert: IMD warns of heavy rains, waterlogging in Telangana

Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains and thunderstorms for the next 24 hours.

IMD forecasted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Pedapale, Siddipet, Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu, Karimnagar, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Yadadri Bhuvnagiria, and Suryapet districts. It also warned of heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in the remaining districts of Telangana.

IMD said that water logging may occur in low lying areas. There is also a likelihood of trees and electric poles being uprooted which can affect the electric supply.

GHMC has stationed monsoon emergency teams at vulnerable locations. GHMC has instructed the officials to identify shelters to shift affected in case of emergencies. GHMC asked the officials to ensure the availability of transport facilities to evacuate the population from possible inundation.

Since October 9, GHMC has received a total of 1377 rain-related grievances. Till 9 am, the municipal body has received 33 grievances.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, the highest Rainfall of 73.3 mm was recorded at Vemsoor Mandal in Khammam district. Abdullapurmet received the highest of 17.3 mm rain in the city till 11 am on Tuesday.

“The depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 03 km per hour during the past six hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 12th October 2020. It is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during the next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur & Vishakhapatnam, close to Kakinada during the early morning of 13th October 2020,” said IMD weather inference on October 12.

IMD noted that a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation associated with the above system to the east-central Arabian Sea roughly along Lat. 15°N across Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Coastal & North Interior Karnataka between 3.1 & 5.8 km above mean sea level.

“Remnants of the current Depression are likely to emerge as a Low-Pressure Area over East-central & adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea off north Konkan-south Gujarat coasts around 15th October 2020. The cyclonic circulation over North Interior Karnataka & neighborhood extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level has become less marked,” said IMD weather inference.

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