Relief from Heatwaves for Telangana

Hyderabad: After a week of intense heat, thunderstorms and rains swept across various parts of Telangana and cooled down the state. The relief was especially welcomed in Hyderabad, where night temperatures had crossed 34°C in several locations. The rain failed to deter the Formation Day celebrations at Tank Bund.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for five days.

On Sunday evening, intense thunderstorms were reported from north and west Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri and nearby districts like Medak, Sangareddy and Kamareddy. Kapra, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, and Khairtabad experienced moderate rains and gusty winds, leading to waterlogging at several places. Other parts of Hyderabad also saw light to moderate thunderstorms with surface wind speeds less than 40 kmph.

Districts like Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jagtial, Kamareddy, Mahbubabad, Mahbubnagar, Mancherial, Mulugu, Narayanpet, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri also experienced rains.

Winds up to 61 kmph and rain were recorded at Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Karimnagar, Medak, Peddapalli, Rajanna Sircilla, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Warangal, and Hanamkonda.

According to the Telangana Development Planning Society (TDPS) showed that in the GHMC area, Circle-26 (Gajularamaram) recorded the highest rainfall at 46.5 mm, followed by Circle-25 (Quthbullapur) with 39 mm. Other notable rainfall figures include Circle-30 (Begumpet) at 25.5 mm, Circle-15 (Musheerabad) at 21.3 mm, and Circle-4 (LB Nagar) at 15.3 mm.

In the districts, Hanumakonda's Khazipet recorded the highest rainfall at 85 mm, followed by Siddipet's Akkanapet at 77.8 mm, and Hanumakonda's Inavole at 74.8 mm. Significant rainfall was also observed in Warangal's Sangem (63.5 mm) and Karimnagar's Shankarapatnam (62.8 mm).

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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