Rains and hailstorms take Hyderabad folk by surprise

HYDERABAD: The city experienced unexpected massive hail storms accompanied by rains late Monday evening after it was baked by 40º Celsius heat.

Nampally, Himayatnagar, Dilsukhnagar, Khairatabad, Mehdipatnam, Secunderabad, Begumpet, Ameerpet, Moosapet, Charminar, Jubilee Hills, Shalibanda, Mallepally, Siddiamber Bazaar, Rajendranagar, Falaknuma and Malakpet experienced heavy hailstorms early in the evening.

Accompanied by lightning and strong winds, heavy rains lashed many parts of the city, including Jubilee Hills, Gachibowli, Khairatabad, Tank Bund, Saidabad, Osmania University, Basheerbagh, Himayatnagar, Hyderguda, Begumpet, Rasoolpura, Amerpeet, Punjagutta, Koti, Abids, Secunderabad, Karkhana, Champapet, Chanchalguda, Sanathnagar, Balanagar, Moosapet, Chintal, Malkajgiri, Jeedimetla, ECIL, Neredmet and their surroundings.

Reports from the districts showed that Nirmal, Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla, Vikarabad, Medak, Kamareddy and Rangareddy also received light to moderate rainfalls.

The maximum temperature in the state was 44.6ºC recorded at Jayashankar Bhupalpally.

IMD has issued yellow warnings for rainfall in the state for five days; light to moderate rains or thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places due to a low-pressure area running from south central Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu.

Over the next 48 hours, the city will remain partly cloudy and thunderclouds are likely to develop towards evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 39ºC and 23ºC, respectively. Surface winds are likely to be south-easterlies with a speed of 8-10 kmph.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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