Hyderabad city on its knees after 10 cm rain

Hyderabad recorded 147.5 mm of rainfall in Miyapur of Serilingampally mandal in Rangareddy, making it the second-highest in the state

Hyderabad: A very heavy spell of rain lashed the city on Tuesday morning, leaving several areas waterlogged and causing a sharp dip in temperatures, as this monsoon’s rainfall crossed the normal reading for the year. More rain is forecast for two days.

The city recorded 147.5 mm of rainfall in Miyapur of Serilingampally mandal in Rangareddy, making it the second-highest in the state after Gandhari in Kamareddy, which logged 157.5 mm. Medchal-Malkajgiri was not far behind, recording 145.3 mm of rainfall.

In the city, Serlingapally, Kukatpally, Rajendranagar, Quthbullapur, Khairatabad, Shaikpet, Maredpally, and Malkajgiri received heavy to very heavy rainfall, above 100 mm.

In the city limits, the highest rainfall recorded was in Miyapur at 147.5 mm, followed by Hydernagar, at 143.8 mm, and Sivaramapalle, at 130.8 mm.

According to the TS Development and Planning Society, as many as seven districts received very heavy rainfall on Tuesday: Kamareddy, Rangareddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Rajanna Sircilla, Medak, Sangareddy and Hyderabad.

Heavy rainfall is when 64.5-124.4 mm of rainfall is recorded, while very heavy rainfall is recorded when rainfall is between 124.5 mm and 244.5 mm.

In addition, Tuesday’s rain spell took the state cumulative rainfall to 723.1 mm, against the normal 603.2 mm, indicating a 20 per cent deviation. GHMC’s cumulative rainfall was 592.5 mm, against the normal of 488.8 mm, with a 21 per cent deviation, from June 1 to September 5.

As the weather turned damp and cold, the minimum temperature hit 20ºC at Hayathnagar, while the city, at large, recorded around 21°C on Tuesday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that a low-pressure area has formed under the influence of cyclonic circulations over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, off the south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coast.

The cyclonic circulation is very likely to move westwards across Odisha and south Chattisgarh in the next 24 hours, which will lessen the severity of rainfall in Telangana, IMD officials said.

Heavy rain in the state will continue for the next two days. A yellow alert, with heavy rains accompanied by lightning and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph, was issued for most places in the state.

Light to moderate rains and thundershowers will continue in the week ahead in the state.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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