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Rains lashed several districts across Telangana over the last 24 hours, filling up irrigation tanks and lakes to the brim. Medak town and its surrounding mandals witnessed heavy rains in the last 24 hours, while several nearby lakes started to overflow overnight, bringing cheer to farmers.

Godavari and Krishna rivers, and its rivulets, witnessed heavy rains during the Southwest monsoon, while Manjeera River, considered as the lifeline of Medak and Nizamabad districts, virtually had no inflows leaving farmers worried.

Adding to their woes, Medak district witnessed only moderate rains. But, in the past 24 hours, several mandals in Medak (65.6mm), Ramayampet (52.3mm), Havelighanpur (48mm), Shankarmpet (R) (43.4mm) and Narsingi (44.8mm) witnessed heavy rains. The downpour filled many irrigation lakes in these mandals to the brim, while some of these were overflowing.

Pasupuleru Vagu, located near Medak, started flowing due to the heavy rains. Medak district received 21.3mm rainfall in the past 24 hours, as on Friday 8.30 am. The district received 711.9 mm average rainfall this monsoon as on Friday, against the normal of 694.5 mm.

Light to moderate rain was recorded in many places of the erstwhile Karimnagar district on Friday. Many areas in Rajanna-Sircilla district received heavy rain, with the highest of 94.8 mm recorded in Veernapalli followed by Nampalli and Marthanpeta (77.0 mm), and Manala and Rudrangi (75.8 mm).

Moderate drizzling was recorded in a number of areas. While Indurthi of Karimnagar district received 28.0 mm rain, 24.5 mm was recorded in Allipur of Jagitiyal mandal followed by Chigurumamidi (16.8 mm), Jammikunta (15.8 mm) and Ramagundam (14.5 mm). Light rain was recorded in Jagitiyal (12.5 mm), Metpalli (6.3 mm), Korutla (5.0 mm), Ibrahimpatnam (4.5 mm), Srirampur (2.5 mm), V Saidapur (2.3 mm) and Raghavapeta (2.3 mm).




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