Hyderabad: Telangana is all set to witness another bout of torrential downpour over the next 48 hours with the deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ on Sunday morning. The cyclonic storm, currently lying at about 130 km from Kalingapatnam, is expected to move westwards and make landfall near Kalingapatnam, cross the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur this evening. The weatherman has issued a red alert for the State on Monday.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Nizamabad, Jagitial, Rajanna Sircilla, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Warangal Rural), and Kamareddy, over the next 48 hours. The State is likely to witness moderate to heavy rains at many places with very heavy rains at isolated places till Tuesday morning. The districts of Adilabad, Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Hanamkonda (Warangal Urban), Janagaon, Siddipet, Sangareddy and Medak districts, are likely to face heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places. The remaining districts of Khammam, Suryapet, Yadadri Bhongir, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri and Vikarabad, will experience heavy rains till Tuesday.
The Met officials issued an orange alert for Sunday as well as red alert for Monday indicating widespread rains after the cyclonic system makes landfall on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. They advised people not to venture out. They cautioned that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and wind speed of 30-40 kmph, was very likely to occur at isolated places in many districts of Telangana State.
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