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IMD issues three-day Yellow alert for Telangana


Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad has issued a three-day yellow alert for Telangana, from Monday to September 22. While Hyderabad has not recorded any rainfall in the last two days, several districts of Telangana, including Jagityal, Mulugu, Kumram Bheem-Asifabad, Warangal Rural, Karimnagar and Peddapalli, have been receiving heavy downpours.

IMD issues a yellow alert to inform people before heavy rains, storm, floods or such natural calamities. The warning means that there is a possibility of heavy rain of 7.5 mm to 15 mm. The rain is likely to continue for a few hours after the alert is issued.

On Saturday, the highest maximum temperature recorded in the city was 30.2 degree Celsius, whereas the minimum temperature was 24.4 degree Celsius. According to the data recorded at various Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) by the Telangana State Development Planning Society, almost all the areas of Hyderabad are likely to receive rainfall between 2.5 mm to 15.6 mm in the coming days. The maximum temperature in the city during the period is expected to be between 31 and 33 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature will be in the range 21 to 23 degree Celsius.

This year’s Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana. So far, between June 1 and September 18, Telangana has received excess rainfall of 32 per cent. While almost all the areas of the city received excess rainfall, Warangal Urban has witnessed the highest rainfall of 1133.3 mm, which is about 71 per cent more than normal. Hyderabad, too, has received 18 per cent excess rainfall this monsoon.

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