Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday forecasted heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Telangana.
Issuing a red alert, IMD said extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) may occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, and Jagtial districts.
IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) likely to occur in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Rajanna Sirsilla, Karimnagar, , Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal(Urban), Siddipet, and Kamareddy districts.
Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur at few places in Nalgonda, Suryapet, Janagaon, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajigiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak districts.
Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed up to 30-40 Kmph) are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana.
Hyderabad city will see a generally cloudy sky along with moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers.
IMD also warned that there will be flooding /water logging in few low-lying areas in Telangana. IMD said there can be disruption in rail, road transport, and electricity. Besides, drainage may be clogged and agricultural land may be submerged. There are also apprehension of crop damage and overflowing of reservoirs and lakes
"A cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal in the middle and upper tropospheric levels. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is very likely to form over Northwest Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours. It is likely to move west and northwestwards along the monsoon trough during two to three days," reads IMD inference on Thursday.
IMD said that extremely heavy rains are also very likely to occur over Konkan, Goa, and adjoining Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra. Looking at the rains at several places, South Central railways have also cancelled several trains from Maharashtra, Telangana and Odisha, etc.
According to Telangana State Development Society, Average Cumulative rainfall from June 1 to July, 21 was recorded at is 430.1 mm against the normal of 283.5 mm with a deviation of 52 percent. GHMC Average Cumulative rainfall from June 1 to July 21 is 368.1 mm against normal of 219.2 mm with a deviation of 68 percent.