Hyderabad: Bringing some much-needed respite from the scorching heat, sudden rains led to a three degree dip in the mercury levels in the city on Wednesday.
Areas including Marredpally, Secunderabad, Malkajgiri, Moula Ali, Begumpet, Dilsukhnagar and LB Nagar experienced scattered showers, sometimes accompanied by hail, on Wednesday afternoon. Some parts witnessed a continuous drizzle throughout the day.
The city recorded 7.8 mm of rainfall (recorded till 10.30 pm).
In other parts of the state, especially in Tirupati and Chitoor, heavy thundershowers began in the evening and lasted for a couple of hours.
Several areas in the temple town plunged into darkness on account of the power shutdown and the railway under-bridge at the East Police Station and the one near West Church were submerged, causing inconvenience to passersby and the motorists. Pilgrims had to suffer while crossing across due to poor drain facilities at the Govindaraja Choultries run by the TTD.
Meteorological department officials have predicted rain or thundershowers at isolated places over Coastal AP, Telangana and Rayalaseema for the next 48 hours.