On Monday, the Hyderabad city’s peripheral areas and Old City received heavy rainfall, as compared to the central areas. Rajendranagar Circle recorded the highest rainfall (29mm), followed by Saroornagar (27.3mm), Chandulal Baradari (22.5mm) and Charminar (21.5mm). Jubilee Hills (6.5mm), Khairatabad (3.0mm) and Begumpet (2.8mm) were among the areas that received less rain.

“An upper air cyclonic circulation has formed over Chhattisgarh and Odisha,” said an IMD official, adding, “Light rain in various parts of the city is expected and the temperature is likely to be around 30 degrees Celsius.”

GHMC kept in stand-by monsoon teams on Monday after the rain and alerted engineers in peripheral areas and Old City.

The directorate of enforcement, vigilance & disaster management wing (GHMC), is shortlisting people at the civic head office who they can hire in case of a disaster.

The met department had predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for three days starting July 8.

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