Telangana braces up for heavy rainfall: IMD warns of flooding, crop damage

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

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Sep 2021 6:39 AM GMT
Telangana braces up for heavy rainfall: IMD warns of flooding, crop damage

Hyderabad: 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, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Janagaon, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool districts of Telangana.

Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur at isolated places in Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Siddipet, Medak, Kamareddy, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet, Jogulamba Gadwal districts of Telangana. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of the state on 6 September.

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.

The IMD also warned of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla districts on September 7.

The cyclonic circulation now lies over North and adjoining The east-central Bay of Bengal and extended up to 4.5 km above sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is expected to form over North & adjoining Central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.

"The cyclonic circulation over south Chhattisgarh & neighborhood now lies over Marathwada & neighborhood at 4.5 km above mean sea level," reads IMD inference.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, the average cumulative rainfall of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is 22.8 percent above normal this monsoon. From June 1 to September 5, the municipal area received 595.1 mm of rainfall against the normal 484.7 mm with a deviation of 22.8 percent.

Meanwhile, the state average cumulative rainfall for the same period is 788.6 mm against the normal 615.8 mm with a deviation of 28 percent.

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