Telangana is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours.
According to the Hyderabad unit of the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), Telangana is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours.
The body has even issued a red alert for several districts across the state, predicting heavy downpours, thunderstorms, lightning and tempestuous winds, till July 23.
The IMD's reports have stated that isolated places in the Kumurambheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts will experience heavy precipitation over the next two days. Rains are likely to also hit the Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubabad, Siddipet, Kamareddy, Warangal and Hanamkonda districts.
Coastal areas in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh will witness heavy showers as well.
An active southwest monsoon coupled with a cyclonic circulation over the northwestern part of the Bay of Bengal in the middle and upper tropospheric levels are the likely causes of the predicted deluge.
Telangana has already been receiving continuous showers of moderate intensity since Tuesday night. The region around the Upper Manair dam in Rajanna Sircilla district has witnessed torrential rains, too. As a result, the reservoir has received huge inflows of water from the Palvancha and Kudavelli tanks of the district.
While the monsoons bring much-needed relief from the sticky summer heat, they bring with them floods and inundation as well - around 60 families were affected by the continuous downpour in Bhainsa'a Auto Nagar area, in Nirmal district.
Various parts of the district have been flooded. Irrigation projects in the region are brimming with water. Authorities have even had to open six gates of the Swarna irrigation project as a result.
The state capital recorded an average cumulative rainfall of 36.8 cm against the normal rainfall rate of of 21.9 cm, in the past few days. This led to the inundation of many areas in the city, inconveniencing commuters.