Hyderabad records heavy rainfall

Sat 07 Apr 2018, 10:55:56
Heavy rainfall in parts of the city for nearly two hours on Friday, brought down mercury levels to 24 degree Celsius by 8.30pm. The maximum rainfall of 52.5mm was recorded at Gananka Bhavan in Khairatabad, followed by Nampally which recorded 38.5mm.

At Balsetty Khet playground in Darushifa, an electrical pole caught fire when a branch fell on it. At many places, including Model House at Khairtabad, under the Aramgarh Railway Bridge, Rajendra Nagar and Road Number 12, Banjara Hills, motorists were seen wading through knee deep water.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had to deploy emergency teams at various points to clear uprooted trees and water logging.While Asmangadh received rainfall of 32 mm, Maitrivanam 26.6 mm and Pashamylaram in RC Puram 24.5mm, areas such as Monda market, Bolarum and Viratnagar received no rainfall.

Hailstorms accompanied by strong winds lashed areas such as Krishna Nagar, Ameerpet, Borabanda, Kukatpally, Erragadda, Begumpet, Banjara Hills, Secunderabad, Abids, Nampally and

other adjoining areas.Tree branches fell, blocking the flow of traffic in several areas, including Banjara Hills, SR Nagar, Moazzam Jahi market, Vengal Rao Nagar, Uppal, Chandanagar and Vidyanagar. The winds also tore through hoardings, leaving them in tatters.

The heavy rainfall also plunged many areas of the city, including Bowenpally, Jaya Nagar, Hyderguda, Moosarambagh, Mothi Mahal, Yakuthpura, Petlaburz, Teegalaguda and Falaknuma, into darkness as power supply tripped, forcing TSSPDCL chairman and managing director G Raghuma Reddy to make a trip to the central control room to direct officials to restore power as soon as possible.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the rainfall was primarily due to the formation of cumulonimbus clouds over the city. Weathermen attributed the change in weather conditions to thunderstorm activity.

IMD Hyderabad also issued a weather warning that thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds were very likely to occur on Saturday as well.

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