Hyderabad: After a week long break, the city received moderate rains on Wednesday evening, even as office gores were vending their way home.
The rain caused water logging at the newly reopened Oliphanta bridge, RTC crossroads, Mettuguda, Malkajgiri and Safilguda junctions. Shirdinagar in East Anandbagh, a low lying colony, reported inundation.
The day was a scorcher and the mercury touched 35.2ºC before the skies started clouding up.
The northern parts of the city then experienced rain for about half an hour. The west and central area of the city recorded trace amouts of rainfall.
The city last received rain on September 6. Wednesday’s rainfall was the highest this month.
The IMD said the southwest monsoon currents that were weak since the start of September had normalised.
In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday, Adilabad experienced 94 mm rainfall.
It is anticipated that the rain deficiency will decrease further and these rains will help the Rabi crop.
The rain was attributed to a cyclonic circulation which is expected to de-velop over Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh.
Besides this, a trough is expected to develop and extend up to interior Karnataka.
The forecast for Thursday was thunderstorms at isolated places all over the state.
Heavy rain at isolated places was predicted on Friday and Saturday.
Rain and thunderstorm would occur towards evening or night all the way till Saturday....