Telugu states put on yellow alert, red for Odisha, Chhattisgarh

Hyderabad : Even before the water level could recede in flood affected districts in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the IMD has issued a fresh warning cautioning very heavy rainfall forecast for Central India. The vigorous monsoons so far has claimed 87 lives. The number will rise, if the unreported cases are also included.

The IMD has issued a red alert for the state of Odisha and Chhattisgarh indicating extremely heavy widespread rainfall in the next 48 hours. The Vidharbha area has also been marked red.

A weather bulletin issued on Monday, August 12, informed that the east and west Madhya Pradesh and the eastern part of Rajasthan will receive widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall and extreme rainfall at isolated places. States like Gujarat, Goa, coastal Karnataka and Kerala that are currently recovering from the monsoon mayhem are also likely to receive widespread rainfall.

The weather observing team said, “Low pressure area lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. It is likely to move west northwestwards and will mark into a depression in the next 48 hours.”

Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh have been put under yellow alert and the forecast of very rainfall stands for the two Telugu speaking states. Telangana, which currently has neither deficit nor surplus rains, is set to witness showers for the next three days and Coastal AP for the next two days. Rayalaseema will mostly remain dry and may likely receive scattered rainfall.

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