TS districts to see heavy rains in next 48 hours

The weather agency said the low-pressure area over the north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts now lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining the north-west Bay of Bengal.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Aug 2021 1:57 PM GMT
TS districts to see heavy rains in next 48 hours

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Telangana districts for the next 48 hours.

It said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) may occur in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Nalgonda, Siddipet, and Medak districts while heavy rain is likely to occur in Rajanna Sircilla, Peddapalli, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Jangaon, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Kamareddy, and Nagarkurnool districts.

The weather office warned of flash flood risk (FFR) in the next 24 hours due to heavy rainfall. The state is expecting moderate to high FFR in few watersheds in Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayshankar Bhupalapalley, Mulugu, Khammam, Nirmal, Nizamabad, and Kamareddy districts. The maximum and minimum temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be around 28 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Hyderabad city will see a generally cloudy sky along with moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers. The IMD also warned of flooding and water-logging in a few low-lying areas in Telangana. It said rains can disrupt rail services, road transport, and electricity. Besides, it may also lead to clogged drains and submerging of agricultural land. There are also apprehensions of crop damage and the overflowing of reservoirs and lakes.

The weather agency said the low-pressure area over the north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts now lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining the north-west Bay of Bengal. "The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above sea level tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to move west-northwestward during the next 48 hours," read the IMD inference.

It added that a north-south trough runs from the cyclonic circulation associated with the low-pressure area over coastal Odisha and adjoining the north-west Bay of Bengal to north Tamil Nadu and extends up to 1.5 km above sea level. Southwest monsoon has been active over Telangana.

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