Heavy rainfall for Telangana; IMD warns of waterlogging, crop damage

Issuing an orange alert, IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) may occur at isolated places in Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Warangal (Rural) districts.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Aug 2021 7:30 AM GMT
Heavy rainfall for Telangana; IMD warns of waterlogging, crop damage

Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Telangana. Issuing an orange alert, IMD said very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) may occur at isolated places in Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Warangal (Rural) districts.

Heavy rainfall (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) is very likely to occur in Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Mulugu districts of Telangana. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds with a speed up to 30-40 Kmph are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana.

Hyderabad city will see a generally cloudy sky along with moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers. IMD also warned that there will be flooding /water logging in few low-lying areas in Telangana. IMD said there can be disruption in rail, road transport, and electricity. Besides, drainage may be clogged and agricultural land may be submerged. There are also apprehension of crop damage and overflowing of reservoirs and lakes

"The cyclonic circulation over west Central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off South Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts persists and extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over Northwest & adjoining Bay of Bengal off Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 24 hours," reads IMD inference on Monday.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, from June 1 to August 13, the average cumulative rainfall in the state was recorded at 564.7 mm against normal 469.7 mm with a deviation of 20percent. In the GHMC areas, average cumulative rainfall during that period was recorded at 417.2 mm against normal 365.3 mm with a deviation of 14.2 percent.

Around 78 mandals in the state have received large excess rains (above 60 percent), while 233 mandals have received excess rain (20 to 59 percent). Around 251 mandals have received normal rain (+19 to -19 percent) while none of the mandals have rain deficiency.

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