Orange alert for Telangana, be ready for heavy to very heavy rain

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Telangana.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 Aug 2021 12:45 PM GMT
Orange alert for Telangana, be ready for heavy to very heavy rain

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Telangana. Issuing an orange alert, the IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) may occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Siddipet, Vikarabad, Medak, Sangareddy, Kamareddy districts of Telangana.

Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur at isolated places in Mancherial, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Jangaon, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri districts of Telangana. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of the state on 30 August.

Hyderabad will see a generally cloudy sky along with moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers. The IMD also warned that there will be flooding/waterlogging in a few low-lying areas in the state. The IMD said there can be disruption in rail and road transport, and electricity. Besides, the drainage network might get clogged and agricultural land may be submerged. There are also apprehensions about crop damage and the overflowing of reservoirs and lakes.

Due to unprecedented rains and flash floods, the Godavari system is under the emergency shutdown. HMWSSB is taking all measures to restore supplies to the city at the earliest. There will be a shortage of supply and Consumers are requested to use water judiciously for the next 48 hours.

According to the IMD, the low-pressure area over south Chhattisgarh and the neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 4.5 km above mean sea level tilting south westwards with height persists causing the rains.

Regarding the update on the weather conditions, chief secretary Somesh Kumar IAS held a video conference along with DGP Mahender Reddy from BRKR Bhavan on Monday regarding weather conditions of the north Telangana districts particularly in erstwhile Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam with collectors, superintendents of police, police commissioners and chief engineers of irrigation departments.

They have been directed to be vigilant on the torrent of rainfall and its effects on people. The chief secretary directed the officials to alert people residing in low-lying areas and ordered the electricity department officials to be careful and closely monitor the situation. He directed all field-level officers to maintain headquarters.

As per the IMD inference on Monday monsoon trough at mean sea level will now pass through Bikaner, Ajmer, Shivpuri, center of low-pressure area over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and then south eastwards to West-central Bay of Bengal. "The east-west shear zone roughly along latitude 15°north between 5.8 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level persists. The cyclonic circulation over east Vidarbha and neighbourhood at 1.5 km above means sea level has merged with the cyclonic circulation associated with the low-pressure area over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood," reads IMD inference.


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