IMD predicts heavy rains in Telangana till Sunday

In Hyderabad, there was a possibility of light to moderate rain or thundershowers on Friday


Hyderabad: Under the influence of a low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts coupled with cyclonic circulation, heavy to moderate rains have been forecast for Telangana State for the next four days. While moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at many places, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning will also occur at isolated places over Telangana.


Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Kumram Bhim, Nirmal, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupallpally, Warangal urban and rural, Mahbubabad, Bhadrachalam, Khammam, Nalgonda, and Suryapet in the coming days.


While the cumulative rainfall in 589 mandals of the State was 12,978 .1 mm on Thursday, Burgampadu in Bhadradri received the highest rainfall of 164.1 mm, followed by Singareni in Khammam with 121.2 mm and Venkatapuram of Mulugu district with 108 mm. The rainfall spread across the State almost evenly with minor variations. Bhadradri with 1903.2 mm of rainfall on Thursday topped the districts, Khammam with 1140 mm and Mahbubabad with 978 mm are the other two districts that received heavy rainfall.


During the past three months, Bhadradri, Mahbubabad, Warangal urban, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Rajanna-Sircilla, Siddipet, Jangaon, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Mahbubnagar, Jogulamba, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool and Khammam districts received excess rainfall.


Heavy inflow to Jurala


On the other hand floodwater from Narayanpur dam in Karnataka has been reaching Priyadarshini Jurala Project (PJP) in the state due to incessant rain the catchment area of river Krishna. The Narayanpur dam is receiving 97,114 cusecs, mostly from the 1,12, 447 cusecs being discharged from Almatti. Narayanpur is discharging 1,01,609 cusecs on Thursday evening and the PJP is receiving an inflow of 65,000 cusecs. The total outflow from the 7.798 tmc capacity PJP reservoir is 56,980 cusecs. The Nettempadu Lift is pumping 750 cusecs, Koilsagar Lift is pumping 315 cusecs, water released through the left main canal is 700 cusecs and another 718 cusecs has been discharged through the right main canal.


The water level at Srisailam reservoir is 865.32 feet, the available quantum of water is 123.41 tmc, inflow is 52,166 cusecs and outflow is 54,285 cusecs. The water level in Nagarjuna Sagar is 563.50 feet, the current storage level is 240.60 tmc out of 312.05 tmc. Inflow into Sagar is 40,259 and outflow is 7,822 cusecs. On the other hand, heavy inflow continued into Godavari basin projects such as SRSP with 8,604 cusecs, Sripada Yellampally with 25,916 cusecs, lower Manair with 3,153 cusecs and Kadam with 779 cusecs.


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