Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday warned that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur on Saturday in isolated locations of the state, with similar conditions continuing for four more days.
The rains are the product of a low pressure area reaching up to 3.1 km above mean sea level from South Chhattisgarh to South Interior Karnataka through Telangana and Rayalaseema over East Bihar and the neighbourhood and related cyclonic circulation.
Very heavy rain occurred at isolated locations in Janagaon, Ranga Reddy, Siddipet, Warangal, Suryapet, and Mahabubnagar, and heavy rain occurred at most locations in Mahabubnagar, at a few locations in Medak, Nagarkurnool, Sangareddy, Siddipet, and Vikarabad, and at isolated locations in Kothagudem, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal Urban, Bhupalpally, Khammam, Kamareddy, Mahabubabad, Peddapalle and Rajanna Sircilla.
Light to moderate rains may fall throughout the state with thunderstorms and heavy rains in isolated locations of Sangareddy, Medak, Siddipet, Jangaon, Medchal, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Yadadri, Vikarabad, Mahbubnagar, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, and Suryapet, according to the Meteorological Centre here. Until September 30, the weather conditions will continue to be close.
In several locations of low-lying areas in districts, massive flooding, water logging could occur, water pooling on highways, drain clogging, and massive destruction of trees and electric poles over highways could lead to snarls of traffic.
It was also cautioned that inundating low lying areas and submerging crops that cause crop damage would overflow reservoirs.
The IMD advised effective traffic management, the restriction of the movement of people in the affected areas, the prevention of waterborne diseases in municipal areas of the State and the issuance of required local advice by municipalities. (INN)