Heavy to extreme rains to lash Telangana for next 2 days, red and orange alert issued

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IMD on Sunday has issued orange and red alerts to northern districts of Telangana on August 8 and 9. The orange alert indicates very heavy rainfall while the red alert indicates extremely heavy rainfall.

Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday has issued orange and red alerts to northern districts of Telangana on August 8 and 9. The orange alert indicates very heavy rainfall while the red alert indicates extremely heavy rainfall.

"The current situation is due to the low-pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-West Bengal coasts," said IMD.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the State on Sunday as well. An orange alert has been issued to the districts including Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Warangal(Rural),Warangal (Urban), Jangaon, and Siddipet . A yellow alert indicating heavy rains has been issued in Adilabad, Nirmal, Jagityal, Rajanna-Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, and Kamareddy districts.

For Hyderabad, the Met Office forecasted light to moderate rains with chances of intense spells and thunderstorms at times, during the next two days.

A red alert has been issued in districts for August 8 including Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna-Sirsilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, and Khammam.

An orange alert has been issued to Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban) districts and a yellow alert is issued in Nalgonda and Suryapet districts.

A red alert has been issued for August 9 in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal districts and a orange alert is issued to districts including Nizamabad, Jagityal, Karimnagar, Rajanna-Sircilla, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, and Kamareddy.

Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban) and Janagaon districts were issued yellow alerts.

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