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IMD issues red, orange, yellow alerts in Telangana till August 9

As incessant rain continued to hit different parts of Telangana on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded a red alert in seven districts.

Red alerts were issued by the weather department on Tuesday in Adilabad, Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Jagtial, and Jayashankar Bhupalpally.

The districts of Nizamabad, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, and Siddipet were all issued orange alerts.

In the remaining districts, including Hyderabad, a yellow alert was issued. According to the IMD, the rain will continue to fall in Hyderabad until August 11, 2022.

TSDPS also forecasted light to moderate rains in Hyderabad until August 11.  The weather service predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in many parts of the state.

An orange alert means very heavy rains of 6 cm to 20 cm, while a red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains. Yellow alerts indicate heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.

The city of Hyderabad is expected to receive light to moderate rainfall with the possibility of intense spells at times over the next two days, according to weather officials. The city has been issued a yellow alert for the next two days, indicating light to moderate rains or thundershowers.

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A light rain fell in Uppal, Saroornagar, Himayatnagar, Khairatabad, Charminar, Hayathnagar, Ambarpet, Secunderabad, Nampally, and Serelingampally on Sunday. Uppal had the most rainfall in the city, with 15.3 mm, followed by Saroornagar with 14 mm and Himayathnagar with 13.9 mm.

Temperatures also dropped due to the weather conditions. The maximum temperature in the city was 26.4 degrees Celsius, and the lowest temperature was 21 degrees Celsius.

As a result of the torrential rains that lashed the state in July, irrigation department officials are constantly monitoring water levels in reservoirs.

In order to ensure the safety of the reservoirs, officials from the Irrigation department assess inflows from upstream and catchment areas.




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