Hyderabad: After a brief gap, heavy rains are expected to lash many areas across the State during the next three days with Meteorological department issuing orange warning to 13 districts.
Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal Rural and Urban, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhongir, Sangareddy, Medak and Kamareddy districts on Sunday.
Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) officials said a deep depression was lying over Northwest and adjoining West central Bay of Bengal. It was expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm and expected to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts by Sunday evening. Under its influence, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are expected at many places with heavy rain at isolated places on Sunday. Similarly, light to moderate rain or thundershowers at many places would occur and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places for the next two days.
Meanwhile, the State average rainfall on Saturday was 4.1mm against the normal rainfall of 4.1 mm. According to the TSDPS afternoon reports, Adilabad recorded 36.3 mm rainfall, followed by Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, which received 29.3 mm and Bhadadri Kothagudem received 21.3 mm.
With rains occurring at several places, there are steady inflows into different projects in both River Krishna and River Godavari basins. As per the Saturday morning reports, Priyadarshini Jurala project received 64,000 cusecs and four gates were opened to release 68,358 cusecs of water downstream. Subsequently, Srisailam received 55,324 cusecs and Nagarjuna Sagar received 80,389 cusecs.
In Godavari basin, Sriram Sagar received 1,21,157 cusecs, Sripada Yellampally received1,92,192 cusecs. Following steady inflows into Sriram Sagar, authorities lifted 32 gates and released nearly one lakh cusecs downstream.
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