Hyderabad: Telangana received excess rainfall of 43 per cent, 1,101.8 mm against the normal 770.1 mm, this monsoon, according to the Telangana State Development Planning Society.
The society said that 194 mandals received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 per cent, while 193 mandals received more than 60 per cent rains. Around 187 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 15 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till 10 October.
Highest rainfall of 104.8 mm was recorded at Mehdipatnam in the city.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on 11 October, predicted heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places of Telangana for the next 48 hours.
Heavy to very heavy rains is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Komarambheem, Nirmal, Mancherial, Jagtial, Pedapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu, Karimnagar, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mahbubabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Suryapet, and Khammam.
The IMD also said that light to moderate rain or thundershowers is likely to occur in many parts of the city with intense spells in one or two places for the next 48 hours. It also warned of waterlogging and clogging of drains in the low-lying areas of the districts.
“Possibility of medium to heavy rainfall over Serilingampally Zone spreading to other areas of the city in the next one hour. Citizens may plan their travel accordingly. DRF teams on the field,” the GHMC’s director of enforcement, vigilance, and disaster management tweeted on Sunday.
The weather interference of the Telangana State Development Planning Society read, “The well-marked low-pressure area now lies over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric (5.8 km) level. It is expected to concentrate into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours and to move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coasts as a depression during the morning of 12 October 2020.”