Orange alert issued, city braces for 5 more days of thunderstorms

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in many districts of Telangana for the next five days.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 July 2021 10:45 AM GMT
Orange alert issued, city braces for 5 more days of thunderstorms

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in many districts of Telangana for the next five days.

The IMD said that heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad districts and heavy rain in Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Rajanna Sirsilla, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, Siddipet districts of Telangana.

On Wednesday, heavy rain lashed Hyderabad overnight. Kapra received the maximum rainfall of 118 mm, followed by Moul Ali, which witnessed 114.5 mm rain. Kukatpally, Serilingampally, Shaikpet, Hayathnagar and Malkajgiri also experienced moderate rains.

The IMD also said that Hyderabad skies would be generally cloudy. One or two spells of rain or thundershowers and at times intense spells are very likely to occur in the city. Pools of water might get collected on the roads and in low-lying areas and roads will be wet and slippery. The IMD asked for restricted movement.

The IMD inference on Thursday showed an upper air trough at 2.1 km above mean sea level across Telangana. The north-south trough runs from coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal to south coastal Andhra Pradesh at 3.1 km above mean sea level. "A low-pressure area is likely to form over west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 11 July," read the IMD inference.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, the state average cumulative rainfall from 1 June to 7 July is 237.7 mm against the normal 171.6 mm with a deviation of 39 percent. The GHMC average cumulative rainfall from 1 June to 7 July is 149.4 mm against the normal 131.1 mm with a deviation of 14 percent.


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