Cyclone Michaung Weakens into Depression, Triggers Heavy Rainfall in Telangana
Cyclone Michaung Weakens into Depression, Triggers Heavy Rainfall in Telangana

Telangana experienced heavy downpours in various districts as Cyclone Michaung, now reduced to a depression, made its impact felt across the region. Bhadradri Kothagudem, Mulugu, Khammam, Mahabubabad, and Suryapet districts bore the brunt of the rainfall on Tuesday.

According to reports from the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Bhadradri Kothagudem's Maddukuru village received a staggering 307.8 mm of rainfall, while Aswaraopet recorded 307 mm. Several other locations in the district, including Malkaram, Ankampalem, Nagupalle, Pentlam, and Old Kothagudem, saw over 200 mm of rainfall.

Independent weather expert T Balaji shared on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) that parts of Bhadradri Kothagudem have potentially witnessed rainfall between 250-260 mm, marking an extreme weather event.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts the likelihood of light to moderate rain and thundershowers in select areas of the state. Thunderstorms, along with lightning and gusty winds ranging from 30-40 kmph, are expected in Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem on December 6 and 7.

However, the weather department anticipates dry weather prevailing from December 8 onwards. Medak district registered the lowest minimum temperature at 17.8 degrees Celsius.

The impact of Cyclone Michaung, though weakened, has caused significant rainfall in several parts of Telangana, prompting cautionary forecasts from meteorological experts and government agencies.

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