Representative imageHYDERABAD: Many districts across the state are set to experience heavy rainfall over the next few days as the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, issued a thunderstorm warning for many parts of the state till September 17.
The IMD-H has issued a red alert for Monday for 21 of the 31 districts, including Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy. As per its impact based heavy rainfall warning, massive flooding/water logging is expected in many parts of low lying area in districts. “Massive falling of tree and electric pole over different road leading to total disruption of transport in the some areas of the districts for some hours to few days. Reservoirs over flow/great danger level reach. Agriculture lands submerged/crop damage,” reads the impact based report issued by IMD-H.
Heavy rains are being attributed to the vigorous southwest monsoon. “Heavy rains are occurring under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal off AP coast,” said Naga Ratna, director (in-charge), IMD-H. The state received 34% excess rainfall from June 1 till date. The state has received 898.3 mm of rainfall as against normal of 669.4 mm.