Low pressure trough persists

Godavari receives heavy inflows at Dowleswaram; heavy rain forecast for two more days across the state

Published: 17th July 2013 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2013 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

Heavy rains in the last two days have disrupted normal life in Adilabad district and the situation is likely to be the same for another two days.

Several rivers, streams and canals in the district are in spate following heavy inflows due to heavy rains in upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

As many as 80 villages in the district have been cut off from the rest of the world.

The Penaganga on the border with Maharastra is in spate. Thigali Vagu, Erravagu and Kishtapally Vagu are flowing over the danger mark in Bejjur mandal. With heavy inflows to Kaddam reservoir, five crest gates of the barrage were opened to let the water downstream.

However, in the rest of the state, there was light to moderate rainfall throughout the day on Tuesday.

With steady inflows into the Godavari, huge volumes of water was let out in the sea at the Dowleswaram barrage. The discharge rate of river water into the sea at 6 pm on Tuesday was 3 lakh cusecs.

With the Met department issuing heavy rain warning, government machinery has been put on high alert.

All the collectors have been asked to be prepared to face any eventuality.

According to the Met department, under the influence of low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and north Odisha, heavy rains have been predicted in many places of the state.

A trough of low pressure extending from Odisha to southern Tamil Nadu across Andhra Pradesh also persists.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari and Krishna in  coastal Andhra, and Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal and Nalgonda in Telangana in the next 48 hours.

Heavy rainfall may occur at isolated places in all districts of Rayalaseema and the remaining districts in coastal Andhra and Telangana during the same period.

According to project engineers at Jurala and Srisailam, heavy rains in the catchment areas of Krishna in Karnataka will bode well for the state and inflows can be expected in five days.

Intermittent rains or thundershowers in some parts of Hyderabad can be expected in the next two days.

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