IMD Issues ‘Red Alert’ for Several Telangana Districts

IMD Issues ‘Red Alert’ for Several Telangana Districts People holding umberllas wait in a queue for a bus during rain (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: Issuing a red alert for three days (till July 24 morning), the Hyderabad centre of India Meteorological Department forecasted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in numerous districts in Telangana. Meanwhile, most of the city has been drenched in rain over the past few days, IMD also said that Hyderabad is set to receive light to moderate rains on Thursday as well.

The eastern and north-eastern districts of Telangana have also been earmarked for heavy rainfall in the next three days as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert warning.

The IMD forecasted heavy rains for the areas of Asifabad, Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Jagtial, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts.

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These districts are set to receive more than 20 cm rainfall owing to which the red alert was issued.

The orange alert was issued for districts like Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Rajanna, Sircilla, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubabad, Siddipet, Karimnagar, Warangal and Hanamkonda districts which are likely to witness rainfall close to 20 cm.

As per IMD, light to moderate rainfall or thundershowers are predicted for most parts of the state till July 24.

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The forecast said that thunderstorms and gusts of wind of 30 to 40 kmph are likely in one or two places in most districts of Telangana.

The southwest monsoon has been active over the state which could effectively wreak havoc. In the last 24 hours alone, heavy rain occurred at many places in Mulugu district and a few places in Peddapalli district and certain parts of Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Siddipet and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts.

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