Red alert: IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall in several Telangana districts

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several districts of Telangana.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 July 2021 8:04 AM GMT
Red alert: IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall in several Telangana districts

Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several districts of Telangana.

Issuing a red alert, IMD said extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) may occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, Vikarabad, Sangareddy and Kamareddy district.

IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) is likely to occur in Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Jangaon, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri.

Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur at few places in Mulugu, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Nagarkurnool districts of Telangana.

Gusty Winds with a speed up to 30-40 kmph are very likely to occur at isolated places in many districts of Telangana. The overcast sky has also led to a massive drop in mercury levels.

The IMD forecasted generally cloudy skies in Hyderabad. Met office said light to moderate rain or thundershowers, at times intense spells, are very likely to occur in parts of the city.

Met 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.

As per the IMD inference, the rain is causing due to the Low Pressure Area over West Central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off the north Andhra Pradesh - ­south Odisha coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid ­tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height persists. "The east ­west shear zone now runs roughly along Lat. 19°N between 2.1 & 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height," inference said on Monday.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, Aswaraopet in Bhadradri Kothagudem district has received the highest rainfall (71.3mm on Monday).

Due to rain, Warangal city received heavy rainfall on Sunday morning inundating low lying areas within Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC). Residents of many colonies are suffering as rainwater has entered their homes.

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