Southern States Brace for Monsoon Fury: Alert Issued for Very Heavy to Extremely Heavy Rainfall. Full Forecast Available Here

IMD Issues Red Alerts for Heavy Rains in South Indian States; Precautions Advised

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has raised an alert for very heavy to extremely heavy rains in several South Indian states, including Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala. The weather department has issued a red alert for Telangana, spanning from the 25th to the 27th of July, with predictions of heavy to very heavy rainfall and even extreme downpours during this period. The IMD has also warned about the possibility of localized flooding in these regions due to the heavy rains.

In light of the forecast, citizens have been advised to take necessary precautions and avoid areas prone to waterlogging. Furthermore, authorities have recommended staying away from vulnerable structures to ensure safety during the monsoon period. To safeguard the well-being of the public, the Telangana Education Minister has declared holidays for all educational institutions in the state on the 26th and 27th of July.

In Karnataka, an orange alert has been issued for coastal regions on 26th July, with the expectation of heavy to very heavy rainfall ranging from 115.6 to 204.4 mm. Similarly, interior parts of Karnataka are also expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall on the 25th and 26th of July, with continued heavy rains forecasted for South Interior Karnataka on the 27th of July.

The recent heavy rainfall in Karnataka has already caused fatalities and property damage, leading to authorities declaring a holiday for schools and colleges in vulnerable areas. In particular, some low-lying areas in Kodagu district were affected by water from the Cauvery River, causing concern among residents.

With the monsoon season in full swing, it is essential for residents in these southern states to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and well-being during this period of intense rainfall.

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