Hyderabad is witnessing an intensive monsoon season. In the early hours of Tuesday, the capital of Telangana received approximately 100mm of rainfall, causing hardships for people. Heavy rains in the city caused waterlogging and traffic jams. The Meteorological Department issued the warning, cautioning residents to be prepared for intensive rainfall throughout the day. The IMD also forecasted that the downpours are likely to persist throughout the day, with variable vigors.
Anudeep Durishetty, the district collector of Hyderabad has issued a statement, conveying that the educational institutions in the city will remain closed due to heavy showers in the city. On X (formerly Twitter) Durishetty said, “Important Announcement: In light of the heavy rainfall forecast in Hyderabad, the government has declared today a holiday for all educational institutions in Hyderabad. Stay indoors and stay safe.” The Municipal Corporation of Greater Hyderabad issued various helpline numbers to help the citizens in case of any emergency. They have also requested the people of Hyderabad to remain indoors, and not leave their residences unless it is a case of emergency. In a tweet, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Hyderabad advised the people not to go out of their homes unless it’s important for the next few hours. The teams comprising more than 3000 are deployed for clearing water logging all over the city. Citizens may call 040-21111111 or 9000113667 for GHMC-DRF assistance.
The Hyderabad Meteorological Department has predicted light to medium showers or thundershowers very likely to occur in most areas of Telangana while an orange alert has been issued in some districts of the state today. The areas where the Met department has issued the yellow alerts include Hyderabad, Adilabad, Vikarabad, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Khammam, Nalgonda, Medchal Malkajigiri, Suryapet, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Rangareddy, Sangareddy, Medak, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Kamareddy, Mahabubnagar districts of Telangana. The department has also issued an Orange alert in many districts of Telangana these include Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sirsilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Janagaon.
Apart from Telangana, many states of South India are also at a high risk of heavy rainfall. The Met Department has reported heavy precipitation has been expected over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam and Telangana from 4th-7th September, over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, and Kerala & Mahe from 4th -8th September; over South Interior Karnataka on 6th and 7th September, over Rayalaseema on 4th and 5th September; over North Interior Karnataka on 6th and 7th September; over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka during 6th-8th September.