The IMD said that Warangal Rural and Warangal Urban districts would also witness heavy showers.

Heavy rains to continue in Telangana IMD issues 3-day alert for stateImage for representation: PTI
news Weather Monday, July 09, 2018 - 09:12

Heavy rain is expected to lash large parts of Telangana as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 3-day warning for the entire state.

Stating that some areas would receive 'heavy rain' while others would receive 'extremely heavy rain', the IMD issued an alert for the districts of Nalgonda, Suryapet, Khammam, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle and Mahabubabad.

The IMD said that Warangal Rural and Warangal Urban districts would also witness heavy showers. The alert will be in place till 8:30 am on July 11 and could be extended further. 

According to reports, the rain is a result of a low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and the associated upper air cyclonic circulation around it. 

Dark clouds covered large parts of Hyderabad on Sunday as well as several parts of the city witnessed mild rainfall.  

On Saturday, the heads of several departments in the Telangana government held a convergence meeting in Hyderabad.

The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate and headed by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner Dr B Janardhan Reddy.

The GHMC Commissioner stressed the need for proper coordination between all the departments to tackle emergency situations which might arise during the heavy rains that are expected to lash the city.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao instructed officials to be vigilant in view of the weather forecast and instructed state Chief Secretary S K Joshi to issue instructions to all departments on the steps that needed to be taken. 

KCR also asked his cabinet ministers and District Collectors to take stock of the situation in the districts and take necessary action. 

Last month, stating that it has deployed teams ready to tackle waterlogging, inundation and other problems that low-lying areas could face this monsoon, the GHMC had also deployed teams with all necessary equipment for road repairs and for dewatering low-lying areas with pump sets if there is waterlogging.

 

Read: Hyderabad authorities say they are prepared for monsoons, experts aren't convinced

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