Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted five days of rain or thundershowers for Telangana.
It said that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are very likely to occur in the districts of Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Siddipet, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Kamareddy, Mahboobnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet, Jogulamba Gadwal, Yadadri Bhuvnagiri, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural , Karimnagar, Peddapalli, and Jayashankar Bhupalpally.
For Hyderabad, the IMD forecasted partly cloudy skies with light to moderate rain or thundershowers in the evening or night for the next two days.
According to the IMD inference on 27 May, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some parts of MaldivesComorin area, southwest and east-central Bay of Bengal, most parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, and some parts of west-central Bay of Bengal. "Mainly, low-level strong Westerlies/North Westerlies prevail over the state," it read.
Meanwhile, cyclone Yaas that made landfall in Odisha on Thursday has killed at least four people while lakhs have been evacuated. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams managed to rescue more than 1,000 people from affected areas and removed more than 2,500 trees and electricity poles that fell during the storm and obstructed roads.
The cyclone-hit states are assessing the damages but preliminary reports indicate that accurate forecasting and effective communication have ensured minimal loss of life.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that at least one crore people have been affected in the state due to the cyclone. About 15 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas, she said.
In Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik carried out an aerial survey of the affected areas. The state government has announced a seven-day relief for 128 villages that have been left marooned by the cyclone.