Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Telangana for the next 24 hours. It is an alert that heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet and Jogulamba Gadwal districts of Telangana. The state is likely to receive heavy rainfall ahead of the arrival of southwest monsoons.

The forecast for the next five days is also likely to have thunderstorms accompanied with lightning at isolated places across districts.

For Hyderabad, the IMD predicted cloudy sky along with light to moderate rain or thundershowers likely towards evening and/or night for the next two days.

The director of enforcement, vigilance and disaster management, GHMC, said that there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall over many parts of the city. The DRF teams have been put on alert and citizens can dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance.

The cyclonic circulation over north Chhattisgarh the neighbouring areas that extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level has become less marked. The same goes for the north-south trough from Telangana to south Tamil Nadu. Low-level South Westerlies are mostly prevalent across the state.

The southwest monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of south Arabian Sea, some parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Lakshadweep and Kerala, most parts of coastal and south interior Karnataka, some parts of north interior Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of southwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of west central and some more parts of east-central Bay of Bengal on Friday.

"The IMD said that the southwest monsoon is very likely to advance further into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, some parts of Maharashtra and Goa, remaining parts of Karnataka, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Telangana, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some more parts of central Bay of Bengal, some parts of northeast Bay of Bengal and northeast India in the next two to three days," said IMD.

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