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Met officials issue 48-hour heavy rain alert across Telangana

Bengaluru received 184cm rainfall on Monday and Tuesday night the highest recorded in a 24-hour period in the last two decades. 

It began pouring around 11 pm on Monday and continued till about 4am on Tuesday.

While Tuesday was largely cloudy , there was heavy rain in the evening.

The overnight rain flooded several parts of the city, submerging parking lots and entire road stretches, and snapped power in vast swathes since the early hours of Tuesday.

Indian Meteorological Department said the city will witness heavy showers during the next 48 hours.

“Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana,” the warning reads.

Meteorologists attributed the warning to the presence of a cyclonic circulation, lying over South Andhra Pradesh and also adjoining areas.

A trough is also seen extending along the east coast.

“However, between August 16 and August 18, we predict that the intensity of these rains would increase over most parts of Telangana,” said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet.

The IMD indicated that heavy rains are expected in several parts of Telangana on three days.

“Though there has been a lull in the monsoon for now, the for mation of rain-bearing systems over the western Bay of Bengal, shows that the state would receive rains after August 15,” Telangana State Development and Planning Society meteorologist Y V Rama Rao said.

The state’s records show, it usually receives 373.2 mm rainfall during the first week of August.

However, this season, Telangana logged just 346.9 mm of rains.

Experts, predict the deficit would end in the next two months.


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