Low pressure area in Bay of Bengal: IMD predicts heavy rains in Telangana, AP for 4 days
The IMD has issued a yellow alert and predicted a heavy rain forecast for the next four days in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, beginning from Wednesday
HYDERABAD: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad Centre, has issued a yellow alert and predicted a heavy rain forecast for the next four days in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, beginning from Wednesday.
A surface circulation that formed in the Bay of Bengal on Monday is continuing in the south-west branch of the North Tamil Nadu coast. It is currently 5.8 km above sea level.
The IMD cautioned that there is a possibility of heavy rains in Telangana for the next four days under the influence of the southwest monsoon. Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashnakara Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Warangal and Hanamkonda districts were expected to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
While light to moderate rain or thunderstorms are very likely to occur in a few places in Telangana, according to the latest weather warnings issued by IMD on Tuesday.
Similarly, heavy rain with thunderstorms and lightning are very likely to occur in Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts were expected to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday. Heavy rain is very likely to occur in isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Jagityal, Rajanna Siricilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli and Jayashankar Bhupalpally districts on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, T Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman, said that though many parts of Telangana had disaster-onset rains in June, the recent low-pressure area (LPA) in the Bay of Bengal and current trough had produced a lot of rains in North Telangana districts. "Even in the coming days, North Telangana will rule in terms of rain, so the deficit rain status will turn normal soon. South Telangana, including Hyderabad, is still suffering from rain and it continues further as major rainfall is not expected for the next one week," he said.
Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) managing director Dr BR Ambedkar said that there was a possibility of heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms in Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and North Coastal region for the next four days due to LPA forming in the Bay of Bengal. Light to moderate rains were likely to occur in Uttar Andhra and Rayalaseema districts on Wednesday and Thursday, he said. He also cautioned people and farmers not to stay under trees while it is raining and follow necessary precautions during the monsoon.