More heavy rains predicted for Telangana, IMD issues orange warning
There will be no respite from the rain yet for the state of Telangana, an orange weather warning has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for Sunday. An orange warning indicates that heavy to very heavy rains are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana.
IMD also adds that thunderstorms accompanied with lightning is also very likely to occur at isolated places over the state. Meanwhile, the orange warning for Sunday extends to districts such as Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Nirmal, Jagtial, Mancheral, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, J.Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Warangal (Urban and Rural), Mahabubabad, Khammam and Suryapet districts.
Meanwhile, the weather forecast for the next five days till October 14 also indicates that light to moderate rain or thunder showers are very likely to occur at most places over Telangana. IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rain also predicted till October 13 in isolated places in the state.
The state had witnessed a sudden downpour on Friday evening. Yesterday's rain created havoc in the Hyderabad city leading to waterlogging and traffic jams at several locations.
As TNM reported earlier, traffic was disrupted in busy areas like Panjagutta, Ameerpet, Khairatabad, Somajguda, Begumpet, Nampally, Abids, Koti, Begum Bazar, MJ Market, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Mehdipatnam, Toli Chowki, Raidurgam and Gachibowli.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) pressed its emergency teams into service to clear the waterlogging. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams evacuated people from low-lying localities around Raj Bhavan road. Flooding was also reported at Mehdipatnam and Nampally areas where water entered several homes.
As per the IMD, intensification of a low pressure area over the East-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman sea was one of the reasons for the rains.