As the southwest monsoon is active over Telangana, heavy to moderate rainfall occurred across the region on Thursday. Besides, the low pressure area over East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh too caused rains in the state.
Several villages in Adilabad and Nizamabad districts wtinessed heavy rainfall on Thursday. Road links to Pandlawada and Kowtha in Jainath mandal and Malyalpur in Bela mandal in the Penganga basin in Adilabad district were cut off as the villages were surrounded by rainwater.
Vemanpalli and Kotapalli in Chennur Assembly segment in Adilabad district too received heavy rainfall. The maximum rainfall of 11.3 cm was recorded in Tanuru mandal, followed by 6.8 cm in Mudhol.
As there were heavy rains in Maharashtra, the gates of all projects there were opened. As a result, the inflows into Penganga river increased. Due to flood waters of Penganga, Tohini, Venkataraopet, Pudikili, Makidi, Jakkapur, Tarigama and Lakshmipur were sorrounded by rainwater in Sirpur-T mandal. Police are trying to shift the villagers to safer places.
Crops like soyabean, redgram and cotton were submerged in flood waters in Sirpur-T mandal.
Nizamabd district too received heavy rain in several mandals. But, there was no major damage or human loss in any district in the Telangana region.
Weather forecast was that Telangana would receive heavy rain on Friday too.
Rain also occurred at many places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at a few places in Rayalaseema.
GODAVARI IN SPATE: Water level at Cotton Barrage near Rajahmundry was increasing because of heavy inflows from the upstream. The present water level at the barrage is 9 ft and eight lakh cusecs of water was being discharging into the sea from the barrage. All the 175 barrage gates in the four arms of Dowleswaram, Bobbarlanka, Maddur and Vijjeswaram were lifted to 1.05 metre height on Thursday. Because of the inflows, there was a possibility of issuing first danger warning if the water level at the barrage reaches 11.75 feet. East Godavari district officials were gearing up to shift the people from low-lying areas to safer places.
RAINFALL: In Coastal Andhra, Nuzvid in Krishna district received the highest rainfall of 7 cm.
Rainfall of 5 cm each was recorded at Eluru, Parvatipuram and Paleru, and 4 cm each at Nandigama, Tadepalligudem, Avandigadda and Tiruvuru.
In Rayalaseema, 5 cm rainfall in Atmakur in Kurnool, 4 cm in Kunrool and 3 cm in Yemmiganur were recorded.
In Telangana, Nizamabad witnessed a heavy rainfall of 12 cm, followed by Navipet (Nizamabad) and Nirmal (Adilabad) with 8 cm each and Bheemgal (Nizamabad), Eturunagaram (Warangal), Kamareddy (Nizamabad) and Bodhan (Nizamabad) 7 cm each.
FORECAST: The forecast for Friday is that moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers would occur at many places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region, and light to moderate rain or thundershowers would occur at a few places over the Rayalaseema region.
The forecast for Hyderabad was a few spells of rain or thundershowers, which are expected to be heavy at times heavy in some areas, will occur. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 27 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively on Friday.