IMD issues orange alert for Telangana districts

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert and predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for several districts of Telangana.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 July 2021 7:07 AM GMT
IMD issues orange alert for Telangana districts

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert and predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for several districts of Telangana.

The IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the districts of Nirmal, Nizamabad, Rajanna Sirsilla, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jangaon, Siddipet and heavy rain in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Vikarabad, and Mahabubnagar.

It also said that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in many districts of Telangana.

The IMD warned of generally cloudy skies in Hyderabad and said light to moderate rain or thundershowers, at times intense spells, are very likely to occur in parts of the city. The meteorological department also said that due to the rain, water will pool on roads and low-lying areas causing traffic congestion, wet and slippery roads, damage to trees and electric poles, and drain clogging.

The IMD said that rain-bearing clouds will cover entire Hyderabad on Sunday as a low-pressure area forms over the Bay of Bengal. The overcast sky has also led to a massive drop in Mercury levels.

The IMD inference on Sunday read, "The east-west shear zone roughly at 20°N between 3.1 and 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height persists. A cyclonic circulation lies over coastal Odisha and neighbourhood between 2.1 and 3.6 km above mean sea level."

Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area is likely to form over west central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts by Monday, the IMD inference for 11 July read.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Khazipet in Warangal Urban district received 113.3 mm rain, the highest in the state. Also, the state average cumulative rainfall from 1 June to 10 July is 269.3 mm against the normal 197.8 mm with a deviation of 36 per cent.

Meanwhile, the IMD has also issued a red alert for 12 July for heavy rain in the districts of Nirmal, Nizamabad, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, and Siddipet. It said heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, ,Jagtial, Rajanna Sirsilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, and Kamareddy districts.


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