Downpour at Night Causes Traffic Jams

Hyderabad: After a cloud day and drizzles, the skies opened up after 7 pm on Thursday evening. Traffic snarls plagued key junctions in the city, including the IT corridor, Secunderabad, Amberpet, Mehdipatnam, Musheerabad, Kukatpally, and Himayathnagar. The downpour caused a 1-2°C drop in temperatures across several districts, including Hyderabad. Cab rates sky rocketed and Metro Rail stations drew larger crowds and huge lines, as most, despite a forecast, seemed unprepared for the weather.

Areas like Balanagar and Kukatpally saw the highest rainfall at 5.3 mm, followed by Patancheru (4.8 mm), Rajendranagar (4.5 mm), and Khairatabad, Malkajgiri, and Ramachandrapuram (4.3 mm). The TS Development Planning Society predicts ongoing rains, particularly from central Telangana to the eastern parts, until November 26-27.

Light showers in the city and various parts of Telangana escalated to moderate rain during morning hours. Hyderabad experienced its initial bout of rain after winter set in - the start of a potential three-day phenomenon according to meteorologists from the Indian Meteorological Department-Hyderabad (IMD-H).

The rain, commencing around 9 am, was attributed to a surface trough extending from the Andhra Pradesh coast to the west and central Bay of Bengal. This atmospheric phenomenon, reaching an average altitude of 3.1 km, promises continued showers. Presently, low altitude winds from the east are influencing the overall rainfall.

The impact extended to areas like Yadadri - Bhongir, Kapra, Ghatkesar, Saroornagar, Uppal, Mehdipatnam, and Moulali, with temperatures expected to decrease further in the coming days, providing residents with a welcome break from the usual warmth.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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