The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday has warned about flash floods in Telangana for the next 24 hours. Even as the Cyclone Gulab has weakened after the completion of landfall process, the IMD has said that the cyclonic storm has intensified into a deep depression which could bring heavy to very heavy rain in some districts of Telangana.
Districts of Badradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Adilabad, Bhuvanagiri, Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Warangal, Peddapalley Karimnagar, Rajanna Siricilla, Jayashankar Bhupalpalle, Mulugu, Jagitial, Mahbubabad, and Janagoan can expect flash floods as the weather department has issued a Flash Flood Risk (FFR) alert.
K Nagarathna, a scientist at IMD, Hyderabad, said, "At present, the deep depression lay over Telangana and its adjourning areas and under its influence Telangana, is very likely to have very to very heavy with extremely heavy rain in few districts of the state."
“During the next 24 hours likely to hours Telangana is likely to have wind of 30-40 kmph gasping to 45 kmph," the scientist added.
The rains will result in massive water pooling on roads and low lying areas in most places and agriculture land submerge /crop damage, IMD said.
Meanwhile, Bachodu in Khammam district received highest rainfall of 151.5 mm followed by Wyra (141.5 mm) till 3 pm today. Similarly, several parts of Hyderabad also witnessed rains since Monday morning.
Apart from cyclonic storm-impacted Telangana, the IMD has also predicted light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms for Delhi and adjoining areas on Monday. It said that Delhi, districts of Aliganj, Kasganj, Sikander Rao, and Iglas in Uttar Pradesh; Hodal, Gurugram, Tizara, Rewari, and Aurangabad in Haryana; Nagar, Alwar, Deeg, Laxmangarh, Rajgarh, and Bayana in Rajasthan are expected to receive light to moderate rain on Monday evening.
South districts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, are also likely to receive heavy rain due to the formation of cyclonic circulation in the northeast Bay of Bengal, according to IMD.