Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted very heavy rains at isolated places in different parts of Telangana in the next 72 hours.

It also predicted that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places across the state.

Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Jogulamba Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet, Vikarabad, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Jangaon, Nalgonda, Suryapet and Khammam of Telangana.

The untimely rain is because of Cyclone Nivar. The cyclone will cross Tamilnadu and Puducherry in the south-western Bay of Bengal coastal area on 25 November, the weather office has predicted, warning that the deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm.

The IMD also said that on 26 November, heavy to extremely heavy fall might occur in isolated places in Telangana. On 27 November thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana.

"The deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved towards west-northwest with speeds of 5 kmph during past six hours. It has intensified into a Cyclonic Strom Nivar and lies centred about 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours," said the IMD weather interference on 24 November.

"It is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during 25 November 2020 as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph rising to 120 kmph," the weather interference added.

The state of Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Coastal Andhra Pradesh are on high alert. The railways have cancelled few trains considering the intensity of the storm. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in Puducherry to restrict the movement of the people.

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